Plethodon chlorobryonis Mittleman, 1951

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

Plethodon glutinosus chlorobryonis Mittleman, 1951, Herpetologica, 7: 108. Holotype: USNM, number not given in the original publication; USNM 129933 according to Cochran, 1961, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 220: 20, and Highton IN Highton, Maha, and Maxson, 1989, Illinois Biol. Monogr., 57: 58. Type locality: "in the dry bottomlands along a small creek 13 miles north of New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina, along U. S. Highway 17", USA.

Plethodon chlorobryonis —Highton in Highton, Maha, and Maxson, 1989, Illinois Biol. Monogr., 57: 58–59.

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

English Names

Carolina Slimy Salamander (Schmidt, 1953, Check List N. Am. Amph. Rept., Ed. 6: 35; Conant, Cagle, Goin, Lowe, Neill, Netting, Schmidt, Shaw, Stebbins, and Bogert, 1956, Copeia, 1956: 175).

Atlantic Coastal Slimy Salamander (Highton in Highton, Maha, and Maxson, 1989, Illinois Biol. Monogr., 57: 58).

Atlantic Coast Slimy Salamander (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 32; Collins, 1997, Herpetol. Circ., 25: 8; 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).

Distribution

Coastal Plain physiographic province of southeastern Virginia, eastern North Carolina, and northeastern South Carolina, to northeastern Georgia, USA.

Comment

In the Plethodon glutinosus group of Highton and Larson, 1979, Syst. Zool., 28: 579–599. Petranka, 1998, Salamand. U.S. Canada: 355, rejected the distinction from Plethodon glutinosus on the basis of overall similarity. Beamer and Lannoo, 2005, in Lannoo (ed.), Amph. Declines: 795–796, provided a detailed account that summarized the biology and conservation literature. Wiens, Engstrom, and Chippindale, 2006, Evolution, 60: 2585–2603, suggested the possibility that Plethodon chlorobryonis and Plethodon variolatus are conspecific; Highton, Hastings, Palmer, Watts, Hass, Culver, and Arnold, 2012, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 63: 278–290, discussed the evidence for this and rejected the hypothesis. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 398, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. 

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