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Plethodon ainsworthi

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA CAUDATA PLETHODONTIDAE

Scientific Name: Plethodon ainsworthi
Species Authority: Lazell, 1998
Common Name(s):
English Ainsworth's Salamander

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Extinct ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Geoffrey Hammerson
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Justification:
Listed as Extinct because it has not been recorded since 1964, and extensive searches have failed to locate this species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from two specimens that were collected on 12 June 1964, two miles south of Bay Springs, Jasper County, Mississippi, USA (Lazell 1998).
Countries:
Regionally extinct:
United States
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Population [top]

Population: It is probably extinct because the species has not been observed since 1964, and members of this genus are relatively easy to detect.

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The specimens were collected in springhead litter (Lazell 1998). It was presumably a terrestrial breeder with a direct development breeding strategy.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Although the threats are not well known, it seems possible that habitat loss through deforestation might have caused the species' extinction.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no conservation measures needed; this species is extinct.

Citation: Geoffrey Hammerson 2004. Plethodon ainsworthi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 September 2014.
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