Plethodon hoffmani Highton, 1972

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

Plethodon hoffmani Highton, 1972 "1971", Res. Div. Monogr. Virginia Polytech. Inst. State Univ., 4: 151. Holotype: USNM 135203, by original designation. Type locality: "Clifton Forge, Alleghany County, Virginia", USA.

Plethodon richmondi hoffmani — Smith, 1978, Amph. N. Am.: 118. In error, apparently, according to Fouquette and Dubois, 2014, Checklist N.A. Amph. Rept.: 203.  

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

English Names

Valley and Ridge Salamander (Conant, 1975, Field Guide Rept. Amph. E. Cent. N. Am., Ed. 2: 275; Collins, Huheey, Knight, and Smith, 1978, Herpetol. Circ., 7: 8; 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: 27; Tilley, Highton, and Wake, 2012, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 39: 20; Tilley, Highton, and Wake, 2012, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 39: 29; Highton, Bonett, and Jockusch, 2017, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 43: 31).

Valley & Ridge Salamander (Collins and Taggart, 2009, Standard Common Curr. Sci. Names N. Am. Amph. Turtles Rept. Crocodil., ed. 6: 14).

Distribution

Central and west-central Pennsylvania, northwestern Maryland, eastern West Virginia, and western Virginia south to the New River, USA.

Comment

In the Plethodon cinereus group of Highton and Larson, 1979, Syst. Zool., 28: 579–599. See accounts by Petranka, 1998, Salamand. U.S. Canada: 361–363, and Highton, 1986, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 392. Beamer and Lannoo, 2005, in Lannoo (ed.), Amph. Declines: 812–814, provided a detailed account that summarized the biology and conservation literature. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 389–390, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map.

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