(Eurycea longicauda longicauda)
This brightly colored salamander was found at the BFEC along the wooded section of the Kokosing Gap Trail. Long-tailed salamanders are members of the large group of lungless salamanders. These animals lack lungs or gills and absorb oxygen through their moist skin and the inner surface of their mouths, because of this they are tied to moist habitats. They spend most of their time under logs or flat rocks in moist wooded areas near seeps or other sources of water. In wet weather they may be found scurrying across the wet vegetation on the forest floor. When disturbed they are very difficult to catch.