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Plethodon angusticlavius

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA CAUDATA PLETHODONTIDAE

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)
Justification:
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).
Countries:
Native:
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. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 18 April 2014.
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