|Scientific Name:||Plethodon asupak|
|Species Authority:||Mead, Clayton, Nauman, Olson and Pfrender, 2005|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)|
Listed as Vulnerable since it is currently known from only three locations, all of which are under threat.
|Range Description:||This species is currently known only from 700-1,300m asl at Walker Gultch, and the Muck-a-Muck and Mill Creeks of the Scott River drainage, south of the Klamath River, Siskiyou County, California, USA. The species is not likely to be found much more widely.|
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|Population:||There is no information on its population status.|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species is found in old-growth, temperate rainforest near streams. The species is presumed to breed by direct development.|
|Major Threat(s):||The major threat to this species is logging of old-growth forest. While the species occurs within a National Forest, this allows logging under certain conditions. The range of this species has been proposed for logging in the past.|
|Conservation Actions:||The known range of this species is encompassed by the Klamath National Forest, and the Scott River is part of the Klamath Wild and Scenic River. A petition was put forward in 2004 that would safeguard this species under the Endangered Species Act, but this has not yet been processed. There is a need for continued close monitoring of the population status of this species.|
IUCN. 2006. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
Mead, L.S., Clayton, D.R., Nauman, R.S., Olson, D.H. and Pfrender, M.E. 2005. Newly discovered populations of salamanders from Siskiyou County, California represent a species distinct from Plethodon stormi. Herpetologica: 158-177.
|Citation:||Geoffrey Hammerson. 2006. Plethodon asupak. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61904A12569763.Downloaded on 20 August 2017.|