Plethodon sherando Highton, 2004

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

Plethodon sherando Highton, 2004, Jeffersoniana, Martinsville, 14: 10. Holotype: USNM 556159, by original designation. Type locality: "northwest slope of Bald Mountain (37° 55′ 09″ N, 79° 04′ 00″ W) at an elevation of 1055 m, August County, Virginia", USA.

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

English Names

Big Levels Salamander (Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 584; 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: 32).

Distribution

Known only from Augusta County, Virginia, USA, in the Blue Ridge Mountains, 579–1091 m elevation.

Comment

In the Plethodon cinereus group according to the original publications. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 584. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 391, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map.

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