Plethodon kiamichi 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Caudata Plethodontidae

Scientific Name: Plethodon kiamichi Highton, 1989
Common Name(s):
English Kiamichi Slimy Salamander
Taxonomic Notes: This species is part of the Plethodon glutinosus complex. It is not universally accepted as a valid species (Petranka 1998).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Geoffrey Hammerson
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing doubts as to its taxonomic validity, extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known only from Round and Kiamichi Mountains in Polk County, Arkansas, and LeFlore County, Oklahoma, USA (Highton et al. 1989), although its range is poorly known.
Countries occurrence:
United States
Additional data:
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Population [top]

Population:Population size is unknown.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is a forest species that breeds terrestrially by direct development.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Deforestation is presumably a local threat for some populations.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Research needed on taxonomic and threat status.

Citation: Geoffrey Hammerson. 2004. Plethodon kiamichi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T59345A11920855. . Downloaded on 25 April 2018.
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