Plethodon chattahoochee Highton, 1989

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Plethodontidae > Subfamily: Plethodontinae > Genus: Plethodon > Species: Plethodon chattahoochee

Plethodon chattahoochee Highton in Highton, Maha, and Maxson, 1989, Illinois Biol. Monogr., 57: 55. Holotype: USNM 168527, by original designation. Type locality: "locality 9 [34° 52′ 21″ N, 83° 48′ 31″ W]. . . , 0.3 km east of the top of Brasstown Bald, at an elevation of 1,353 m, Towns County, Georgia", USA.

Plethodon (Plethodon) chattahoocheeVieites, Román, Wake, and Wake, 2011, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 59: 632, by implication.

English Names

Chattahoochee Slimy Salamander (Highton in Highton, Maha, and Maxson, 1989, Illinois Biol. Monogr., 57: 55; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 32; Crother, Boundy, Campbell, de Queiroz, Frost, Highton, Iverson, Meylan, Reeder, Seidel, Sites, Taggart, Tilley, and Wake, 2001 "2000", Herpetol. Circ., 29: 26; Tilley, Highton, and Wake, 2012, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 39: 20; Collins and Taggart, 2009, Standard Common Curr. Sci. Names N. Am. Amph. Turtles Rept. Crocodil., ed. 6: 13; Tilley, Highton, and Wake, 2012, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 39: 29; Highton, Bonett, and Jockusch, 2017, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 43: 31).

Chattahoochee Salamander (Collins, 1997, Herpetol. Circ., 25: 8).

Distribution

Most of the Blue Ridge physiographic province of northern Georgia; southeastern Cherokee County, North Carolina, USA.

Comment

In the Plethodon glutinosus complex, according to the original publication. See Carr, 1996, Herpetologica, 52: 56-65, for a discussion of phylonetic relationships. Petranka, 1998, Salamand. U.S. Canada: 355, rejected the distinction from Plethodon glutinosus on the basis of overall morphological similarity. Beamer and Lannoo, 2005, in Lannoo (ed.), Amph. Declines: 793–794, provided a detailed account that summarized the biology and conservation literature. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 398, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. 

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