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Plethodon dunni

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA CAUDATA PLETHODONTIDAE

Scientific Name: Plethodon dunni
Species Authority: Bishop, 1934
Common Name/s:
English Dunn's Salamander

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 relatively wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, 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 is found in extreme southwestern Washington south to extreme northwestern California, USA (Petranka 1998). It is found from sea level to about 1,000m asl (Stebbins 1985).
Countries:
Native:
United States
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Population [top]

Population: Many unthreatened populations are known.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is found along shady streams or stream seepages in wet rocky areas; talus slopes, moss-covered outcrops, often under rocks, logs, moss and leaf-litter. Animals may enter water to escape predators. Eggs are laid on land in moist crevices or cavities, where they develop directly without a larval stage.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is not strongly tied to old growth forest; it can be abundant in forests of all ages, though it is more likely present in logged forests when mature timber is present upstream (Corn and Bury 1991); hence logging is not a major threat to this species

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No conservation measures are needed for this species. It occurs in many protected areas.
Citation: Geoffrey Hammerson 2004. Plethodon dunni. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 April 2014.
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