Globally Endangered (EN) (Source: IUCN Red List)

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    • Plethodon welleri
  • English
    • Weller's Salamander

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Weller's Salamander Plethodon welleri

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December 21, 2015

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Weller's Salamander Plethodon welleri

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May 24, 2016

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Weller's Salamander Plethodon welleri

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May 1, 2016 11:32 AM EDT

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Weller's Salamander Plethodon welleri

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aneides98

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May 1, 2016 11:17 AM EDT

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Weller's Salamander Plethodon welleri

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March 27, 2016 03:05 PM EDT

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Number of Individuals Seen: 1

Weather Conditions: 24 degrees C. Mostly cloudy.

Habitat Type: Forest.

Behavior Observed: Under cover (log).

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Weller's Salamander Plethodon welleri

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March 27, 2016 03:02 PM EDT

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Number of Individuals Seen: 2

Weather Conditions: 24 degrees C. Mostly cloudy.

Habitat Type: Forest.

Behavior Observed: Under cover (log).

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Weller's Salamander Plethodon welleri

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March 27, 2016 02:51 PM EDT

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Number of Individuals Seen: 2

Weather Conditions: 24 degrees C. Partly sunny.

Habitat Type: Forest.

Behavior Observed: Under cover (rock).

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Weller's Salamander Plethodon welleri

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March 27, 2016 02:48 PM EDT

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Number of Individuals Seen: 1

Weather Conditions: 24 degrees C. Mostly sunny.

Habitat Type: Forest.

Behavior Observed: Under cover (small rock).

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Weller's Salamander Plethodon welleri

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June 1, 2011

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Weller's Salamander Plethodon welleri

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robvanepps

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August 16, 2015

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May 9, 2015

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May 7, 2014

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Description from Wikipedia

The Weller's Salamander (Plethodon welleri) is a species of salamander in the Plethodontidae family. It is endemic to the eastern United States. It was found on Grandfather Mountain near Linville, North Carolina, by the young herpetologist Worth Hamilton Weller. On a second field trip there to gather more specimens the 18-year-old scientist died in a fall from a cliff.

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Conservation Summary

  • Globally
    Endangered (EN) (Source: IUCN Red List)
    Vulnerable (G3) (Source: NatureServe)
    Vulnerable. Small range in the mountains of Tennessee, North Carolina, and Virginia; stable to declining in different areas; forest fragmentation, catastrophic fires, or forest die-off resulting from acid rain or spruce budworm could have significant adverse effects on the relatively small isolated populations.
Source: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. . Downloaded on 10 November 2011.
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