Plethodon kisatchie Highton, 1989

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

Plethodon kisatchie Highton in Highton, Maha, and Maxson, 1989, Illinois Biol. Monogr., 57: 67. Holotype: USNM 257348, by original designation. Type locality: "locality 90 [31° 43′ 15″ N, 92° 28′ 02″ W]. . . , along Indian Creek, at an elevaiton of 30 m, Grant Parish, Louisiana", USA.

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

English Names

Louisiana Slimy Salamander (Highton in Highton, Maha, and Maxson, 1989, Illinois Biol. Monogr., 57: 67; 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: 21; 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: 30; Highton, Bonett, and Jockusch, 2017, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 43: 31).

Distribution

From central Louisiana north to southern Arkansas, USA.

Comment

In the Plethodon glutinosus group, according to the original publication. Petranka, 1998, Salamand. U.S. Canada: 355, rejected the distinction from Plethodon glutinosus on the basis of overall similarity. Anthony, 2005, in Lannoo (ed.), Amph. Declines: 820–821, provided a detailed account that summarized the biology and conservation literature. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 399, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. 

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