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Northern dusky salamanders occur from southern New Brunswick and Quebec, along the East Coast to North Carolina, and west to Ohio, southern Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Over most of their range, dusky salamanders are common in appropriate habitat. Their distribution in the southern Appalachian Mountains is sporadic. Desmognathus fuscus recently included three subspecies, which continued the range to the Gulf Coast. Most authorities now consider these to be separate species. See "Other Comments" below for further information. A breeding population of Desmognathus fuscus has been found at one site in eastern Michigan; whether this population is introduced or a natural relict has not yet been determined.
Biogeographic Regions: nearctic (Native )