Plethodon dixi Pope and Fowler, 1949

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Plethodontidae > Subfamily: Plethodontinae > Genus: Plethodon > Species: Plethodon dixi

Plethodon dixi Pope and Fowler, 1949, Nat. Hist. Misc., 47: 1. Holotype: FMNH 56510, by original designation. Type locality: "Dixie Caverns, Roanoke County, Virginia", USA. 

Plethodon wehrlei dixi — Bogert, 1954, Amph. Rept. World, 2: 1195; Conant, 1958, Field Guide Rept. Amph. E. Cent. N. Am.: 234.

Plethodon dixi — Kuchta, Brown, and Highton, 2018, Zool. Scripta, 47: 296. 

English Names

Dixie Caverns Salamander (Schmidt, 1953, Check List N. Am. Amph. Rept., Ed. 6: 35).

Roanoke Salamander (Conant, 1958, Field Guide Rept. Amph. E. Cent. N. Am.: 234).

Dunn's Cave Salamander (Schmidt, 1953, Check List N. Am. Amph. Rept., Ed. 6: 35).

Distribution

Dixie Caverns and nearby caves in southwestern Virginia, USA. 

Comment

In the Plethodon wehrlei group of Highton and Larson, 1979, Syst. Zool., 28: 579–599. Removed from the synonymy of Plethodon wehrlei by Kuchta, Brown, and Highton, 2018, Zool. Scripta, 47: 285–299, where it had been placed by Bogert, 1954, Amph. Rept. World, 2: 1195, and Conant, 1958, Field Guide Rept. Amph. E. Cent. N. Am.: 234. See also discussion by Felix, Wooten, Pierson, and Camp, 2019, Zootaxa, 4609: 429–448.

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