Plethodon jacksoni Newman, 1954

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

Plethodon jacksoni Newman, 1954, Herpetologica, 10: 9. Holotype: USNM 134498, by original designation. Type locality: "Trillium Vale, elevation 2,100 feet, approximately one mile east of Blacksburg, Montgomery County, Virginia", USA. 

Plethodon wehrlei jacksoni — Cochran, 1961, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 220: 20.

Plethodon jacksoni — Felix, Wooten, Pierson, and Camp, 2019, Zootaxa, 4609: 439

English Names

Blacksburg Salamander (Conant, Cagle, Goin, Lowe, Neill, Netting, Schmidt, Shaw, Stebbins, and Bogert, 1956, Copeia, 1956: 175). 

Distribution

Southwestern Virginia and adjacent northwestern North Carolina, USA. 

Comment

 Kuchta, Brown, and Highton, 2018, Zool. Scripta, 47: 285–299, noted this clade as composed of a set of populations, "southern wehrlei" and tentatively "population 29", but pending additional work refrained from recognizing the species. Removed formally from the synonymy of Plethodon wehrlei by Felix, Wooten, Pierson, and Camp, 2019, Zootaxa, 4609: 439, where it had been placed by Cochran, 1961, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 220: 20, and Highton, 1962, Bull. Florida State Mus., Biol. Sci., 6: 318.

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