Plethodon kisatchie 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Caudata Plethodontidae

Scientific Name: Plethodon kisatchie 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
Needs updating
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 northern half of Louisiana and south-central Arkansas, USA (Conant and Collins 1991).
Countries occurrence:
United States
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Population [top]

Population:It appears to be relatively common within range.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

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.

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. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T59346A11920951. . Downloaded on 24 September 2018.
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