Plethodon richmondi Netting and Mittleman, 1938

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

Plethodon richmondi Netting and Mittleman, 1938, Ann. Carnegie Mus., 27: 288. Holotype: CM 14189, by original designation. Type locality: "Ritter Park, Huntington, Cabell County, West Virginia, at an elevation of 600-700 feet", USA.

Plethodon richmondi richmondiHighton and Grobman, 1956, Herpetologica, 12: 187.

Plethodon richmondi popei Highton and Grobman, 1956, Herpetologica, 12: 187. Holotype: UF 8226, by original designation. Type locality: "Comers Rock, Grayson-Wythe County line, Virginia", USA. Status rejected by Highton, 1962, Bull. Florida State Mus., Biol. Sci., 6: 305.

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

English Names

Ravine Salamander (Bishop, 1943, Handb. Salamanders: 272; Schmidt, 1953, Check List N. Am. Amph. Rept., Ed. 6: 37; Conant, Cagle, Goin, Lowe, Neill, Netting, Schmidt, Shaw, Stebbins, and Bogert, 1956, Copeia, 1956: 175; Conant, 1975, Field Guide Rept. Amph. E. Cent. N. Am., Ed. 2: 274; 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: 9).

Southern Ravine Salamander (Crother, Boundy, Campbell, de Queiroz, Frost, Highton, Iverson, Meylan, Reeder, Seidel, Sites, Taggart, Tilley, and Wake, 2001 "2000", Herpetol. Circ., 29: 28; 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: 32).

Southern Ravine Salamander (Plethodon richmondi popei [no longer recognized]: Conant, 1958, Field Guide Rept. Amph. E. Cent. N. Am.: 232).

Distribution

West Virginia west of the New and Kanawha rivers and south of the Teays River Valley, throughout eastern and north-central Kentucky, south to southwestern Virginia and the extremes of northwestern North Carolina and northeastern Tennessee, USA.

Comment

In the Plethodon cinereus group of Highton and Larson, 1979, Syst. Zool., 28: 579–599. See Petranka, 1998, Salamand. U.S. Canada: 392–395, and Regester, 2000, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 707: 1–3, for accounts. Pauley and Watson, 2005, in Lannoo (ed.), Amph. Declines: 835–837, provided a detailed account that summarized the biology and conservation literature. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 390, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map.

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