Plethodon angusticlavius


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Plethodon angusticlavius
Species Authority: Grobman, 1944
Common Name/s:
English Ozark Zigzag Salamander
Taxonomic Notes: This form is not universally accepted as a valid species.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern 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)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species can be found in the Ozark region of southern Missouri, northern Arkansas, and eastern Oklahoma, United States (Conant and Collins 1991, Highton 1997).
United States
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Population [top]

Population: Many populations are known, and the populations appear to be stable.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Vicinity of moist rocky crevices in ravines, canyons, rubble, seepages, caves, and wooded slopes. It occurs under rocks, logs, or leaves during day. It breeds by direct development.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Apparently none. Locally impacted by deforestation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None needed.
Citation: Geoffrey Hammerson 2004. Plethodon angusticlavius. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 18 April 2014.
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