AmphibiaWeb - Plethodon mississippi
Plethodon mississippi Highton, 1989
Mississippi Slimy Salamander
Subgenus: Plethodon
family: Plethodontidae
subfamily: Plethodontinae
genus: Plethodon
Taxonomic Notes: Based on geographic variation in allozymes, Highton et al. (1989) recognized populations of the Plethodon glutinosus Complex from the southeastern coastal plain of Florida, southern Georgia, and southern Alabama as Plethodon grobmani (first described as Plethodon glutinosus grobmani Allen & Neill 1949). Similarly Highton et al. (1989) recognized populations from Mississippi, Alabama, eastern Louisiana, and western Tennessee and Kentucky as P. mississippi. Based on a study of largely mitochondrial data from populations in Alabama, Joyce et al. (2019) recognized both P. grobmani and P. mississippi as junior synonyms of P. glutinosus. While we accept these synonymies, it is worth noting that Joyce et al. (2019) did not include topotypic material from either Florida or Mississippi.

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Conservation Status (definitions)
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National Status None
Regional Status None



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Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: United States

U.S. state distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee

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Author: Jean Raffaëlli

Plethodon mississippi Highton, 1989

7,8 cm SVL (plaine côtière), 8,4 cm SVL (hors plaine côtière). Petite taille (sauf sur le plateau appalachien du nord de l’Alabama). Grande taches dorsales jaunâtres, flancs envahis par le blanc ou la teinte jaunâtre. Difficilement discernable morphologiquement de P. grobmani. Ouest de l’Alabama, Mississippi, sud-est de la Louisiane, ouest du Tennessee et ouest du Kentucky.

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