New species found (Plethodon shearndo)
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|10th December 2004||#2 (permalink)|
You can contact the author at: firstname.lastname@example.org/
See my post in Plethodontids and Lungless Salamanders, for more info.
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|10th December 2004||#3 (permalink)|
The Center for North American Herpetology
22 November 2004
New Species of Salamander Discovered in Virginia
Standard common name: Big Levels Salamander
Scientific nname: Plethodon sherando
Original Description: Highton, Richard. 2004. A new species of Woodland
Salamander of the Plethodon cinereus group from the Blue Ridge Mountains of
Virginia. Jeffersoniana 14: 1-22.
Abstract (from Jeffersoniana web site)
Plethodon sherando is described from the Big Levels area of Augusta County,
Virginia. It differs from P. cinereus in details of coloration, in having longer legs
and fewer vertebrae, as well as in several allozyme values.
CNAH Note: This new amphibian is known only from Augusta County, Virginia.
Standard common name is that recommended by the author. This is the tenth
species of Woodland Salamander known from the central Blue Ridge Mountains of
Those interested in obtaining a reprint of this new description can contact the
or can purchase the reprint for $4.00 from
Virginia Museum of Natural History
Martinsville, Virginia 24112
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