The first two pictures are of younger salamanders, which are more brightly colored. The third picture is of a much less colorful older salamander.
This salamander was split off from the species Desmognathus ochrophaeus recently, and many books still include it in that species.
- Conant, R., Collins, J. T. 1998. Peterson Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of Eastern and Central North America, Third Edition, expanded
- Crother, B. I. (ed.) 2017. Scientific and Standard English Names of Amphibians and Reptiles of North America North of Mexico, with Comments Regarding Confidence in Our Understanding, Eighth Edition
- Jensen, J. B., Camp, C. D., Gibbons, W., and Elliott, M. J. 2008. Amphibians and Reptiles of Georgia
- Petranka, J. W. 1998. Salamanders of the United States and Canada