The Great Smoky Mountains are known as the "Salamander Capital of the World!" Salamanders are an especially abundant and diverse group in the Great Smokies. In fact, the great majority of vertebrate (backboned) animals, including human visitors, in the park on any given day are salamanders. Thirty species call the Smokies their home.
Species Checklist - http://www.nps.gov/grsm/naturescience/amphibian-checklist.htm
All the Salamanders#SmokiesCool Video
Join the Maplewood Richmond Heights Middle School students as they explore the Great Smoky Mountains National Park appreciating the biodiversity of the 30 species of salamanders that call the Great Smoky Mountains home.
Produced and Directed by Tom McFadden in cooperation with the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont, Townsend, Tennessee