Formerly a member of the Eurycea quadridigitata complex, recently split based on genetic and fine-scale morphological analyses (Wray et al., 2017). Found in south Mississippi and west toward Louisiana. No morphological characters have been determined to identify the newly described species. Anecdotally, E. paludicola is more of a generalist in terms of habitat selection, and can be found in woodlands, lowland swamps, flatwoods, and streamsides. Members of this complex are identified with the noting of four toes on each limb. Patterning is minimal, and may include spots, lines, and speckling. They are usually yellow-orange on the dorsum and may be gray or brown on the sides and belly. May have y-shape between eyes.
- Four toes on each limb
- Range and habitat may aid in species identification
Can be found in woodlands, lowland swamps, flatwoods, and streamsides
Generally utilizes natural structures like rocks and logs for shelter
Various small invertebrates