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Plethodon kisatchie

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA CAUDATA PLETHODONTIDAE

Scientific Name: Plethodon kisatchie
Species Authority: Highton, 1989
Common Name/s:
English Louisiana 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: 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 northern half of Louisiana and south-central Arkansas, USA (Conant and Collins 1991).
Countries:
Native:
United States
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Population [top]

Population: It appears to be relatively common within range.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Its' typical habitat is hardwood forest; when inactive, occurs under logs, leaf-litter, and other cover, in mammal burrows, or in various holes or crevices. Eggs are laid probably in or under logs. It has no aquatic stage.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is little information on its status but it is evidently not threatened. Local populations are probably impacted by deforestation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Population monitoring is needed for this species. It occurs in several protected areas.
Citation: Geoffrey Hammerson 2004. Plethodon kisatchie. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 April 2014.
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