Plethodon stormi Highton and Brame, 1965

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

Plethodon stormi Highton and Brame, 1965, Pilot Register Zool., 20: 1-2. Holotype: USNM 149964, by original designation. Type locality: "1 1/4 mile south of Copper, Jackson County, Oregon", USA.

Plethodon elongatus stormiStebbins, 1985, Field Guide W. Rept. Amph., Ed. 2: 48. No discussion.

Plethodon (Hightonia) stormiVieites, Nieto-Roman, Wake, and Wake, 2011, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 59: 632.

English Names

Siskiyou Mountains Salamander (Stebbins, 1966, Field Guide W. North Am. Rept. Amph.: 43; Collins, Huheey, Knight, and Smith, 1978, Herpetol. Circ., 7: 8; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 33; Collins, 1997, Herpetol. Circ., 25: 9; Crother, Boundy, Campbell, de Queiroz, Frost, Highton, Iverson, Meylan, Reeder, Seidel, Sites, Taggart, Tilley, and Wake, 2001 "2000", Herpetol. Circ., 29: 28; Collins and Taggart, 2009, Standard Common Curr. Sci. Names N. Am. Amph. Turtles Rept. Crocodil., ed. 6: 14; Tilley, Highton, and Wake, 2012, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 39: 30; Highton, Bonett, and Jockusch, 2017, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 43: 32).


Southwestern Jackson County, Oregon, and northern Siskiyou County, California, USA.


In the Plethodon elongatus group of Highton and Larson, 1979, Syst. Zool., 28: 579–599. See accounts by Brodie, 1971, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 103: 1–2, and Petranka, 1998, Salamand. U.S. Canada: 399–401. Mahoney, 2004, Mol. Ecol., 13: 149–166, reported on phylogeography of this species and its sister species, Plethodon elongatus. Mead, Clayton, Nauman, Olson, and Pfrender, 2005, Herpetologica, 61: 158–177, reported on phylogeographic patterns and contact zones with Plethodon elongatus. Bury and Welsh, 2005, in Lannoo (ed.), Amph. Declines: 842–843, provided a detailed account that summarized the biology and conservation literature. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 585. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 406, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. 

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