Plethodon pauleyi Felix, Wooten, Pierson, and Camp, 2019

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

Plethodon pauleyi Felix, Wooten, Pierson, and Camp, 2019, Zootaxa, 4609: 440. Holotype: MVZ 291261, by original designaiton. Type locality: "Pipestem State Park, rock outcrops just uphill and along River Trail near Mercer/Summers County line, West Virginia, United States of America, 37.53573°N, -81.01665°W (data = WGS84), 548 m asl". http://zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:FD86F28B-E6DD-49BF-AA52-7D224FDF3B9D

English Names

Yellow-spotted Woodland Salamander (original publication). 

Distribution

Currently known only from 12 sites in Tennessee, Kentucky, and West Virginia, all within the Central Appalachian ecoregion (US EPA 2006) south of the New River; southernmost populations are mainly associated with Pine Mountain on the eastern edge of the Cumberland or Allegheny Plateau, also called the Allegheny Front;northern populations are found in the more heavily dissected portion of the Plateau, especially in the New and Bluestone River gorges; likely that populations occur in the intervening areas and that the species will eventually be discovered in Virginia, USA.

Comment

In the Plethodon wehlei group according to the original publication, and previously confused with Plethodon wehrlei

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