Plethodon jordani Blatchley, 1901

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

Plethodon jordani Blatchley, 1901, Annu. Rep. Dept. Geol. Nat. Res. Indiana for 1900, 25: 762. Type(s): Originally in collection of W.S. Blatchley; now lost, according to Dunn, 1926, Salamanders Fam. Plethodontidae: 145. Type locality: "Sevier County, Tennessee", USA; given as "Mt. Collins and Indian Pass, Sevier Co., Tenn[essee].", USA, by Dunn, 1926, Salamanders Fam. Plethodontidae: 145; given as "Mt. Collins and Indian Pass, 3000–5000 feet altitude, Sevier Co., Tenn[essee]", USA by Stejneger and Barbour, 1933, Check List N. Am. Amph. Rept., Ed. 3: 12.

Plethodon jordani jordaniHairston, 1950, Copeia, 1950: 271.

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

English Names

Jordan Salamander (Plethodon jordani: Brimley, 1907, J. Elisha Mitchell Sci. Soc., 23: 155).

Jordan's Salamander (Plethodon jordani: Schmidt, 1953, Check List N. Am. Amph. Rept., Ed. 6: 35-36; Conant, Cagle, Goin, Lowe, Neill, Netting, Schmidt, Shaw, Stebbins, and Bogert, 1956, Copeia, 1956: 175; 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).

Jordan's Redcheek Salamander (Plethodon jordani: Collins and Taggart, 2009, Standard Common Curr. Sci. Names N. Am. Amph. Turtles Rept. Crocodil., ed. 6: 14).

Appalachian Woodland Salamander (Plethodon jordani: Conant, 1975, Field Guide Rept. Amph. E. Cent. N. Am., Ed. 2: 280).

Red-cheeked Salamander (Plethodon jordani jordani: Schmidt, 1953, Check List N. Am. Amph. Rept., Ed. 6: 35-36; Plethodon jordani: Bishop, 1943, Handb. Salamanders: 261; Highton and Peabody, 2000, in Bruce et al., Biol. Plethodontid Salamanders: 61; Tilley, Highton, and Wake, 2012, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 39: 21; Tilley, Highton, and Wake, 2012, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 39: 30; Highton, Bonett, and Jockusch, 2017, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 43: 31).

Red-necked Salamander (Plethodon jordani: Bishop, 1943, Handb. Salamanders: 261).

Distribution

Higher elevations of the Great Smoky Mountains of extreme western North Carolina and extreme eastern Tennessee; extreme western South Carolina and adjancent Georgia, USA.

Comment

In the Plethodon glutinosus group, Plethodon jordani complex. See Plethodon teyahalee. See account in Highton and Peabody, 2000, in Bruce et al., Biol. Plethodontid Salamanders: 31–93, who documented the history of confusion of this species with several others, and by Petranka, 1998, Salamand. U.S. Canada: 367–374. Beamer and Lannoo, 2005, in Lannoo (ed.), Amph. Declines: 816–818, provided a detailed account that summarized the biology and conservation literature. Weisrock and Larson, 2006, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 89: 25–51, discussed the phylogenetic status of this species. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 639. Moskwik, 2014, J. Biogeograph., 41: 1957–1966, documented in this species significant elevational range changes since the 1940s. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 403, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. 

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