Plethodon grobmani Allen and Neill, 1949

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

Plethodon glutinosus grobmani Allen and Neill, 1949, Herpetologica, 5: 112. Holotype: ERA-WTN 19220, by original designation; supposed to be deposited at UF. Type locality: "Half-mile Creek Swamp, about one-half mile northeast of Silver Springs, Marion County, Florida, at a spot roughly one-quarter mile west of the junction of the creek and Florida State Highway 40".

Plethodon grobmani —Highton In Highton, Maha, and Maxson, 1989, Illinois Biol. Monogr., 57: 69.

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

English Names

Grobman's Slimy Salamander (Schmidt, 1953, Check List N. Am. Amph. Rept., Ed. 6: 34).

Florida Slimy Salamander (Conant, Cagle, Goin, Lowe, Neill, Netting, Schmidt, Shaw, Stebbins, and Bogert, 1956, Copeia, 1956: 175).

Southeastern Slimy Salamander (Highton in Highton, Maha, and Maxson, 1989, Illinois Biol. Monogr., 57: 69; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 33; 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: 14; 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

Southern Alabama and southern Georgia south to central Florida, USA.

Comment

Removed from the synonymy of Plethodon glutinosus by Highton IN Highton, Maha, and Maxson, 1989, Illinois Biol. Monogr., 57: 69. In the Plethodon glutinosus group. Data presented by Carr, 1996, Herpetologica, 52: 56-65, suggest that this species is a composite. 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: 811–812, provided a detailed account that summarized the biology and conservation literature. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 400, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. 

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