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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aprilbyrge

Date

May 7, 2014

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Weller's Salamander Plethodon welleri

Observer

aprilbyrge

Date

May 1, 2014 02:40 PM EDT

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Description

Two Weller's salamanders were found about 5 feet from each other on the Grandfather trail.

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Weller's Salamander Plethodon welleri

Date

April 6, 2014

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Description

Brassy Coloration, about 3 cm long. Found next to ATV trail on Doe Mountain TN.

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cchamberlin

Date

October 27, 2012

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Description

Mount Rogers Hiking Trip

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Weller's Salamander Plethodon welleri

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kucycads

Date

October 15, 2007

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Weller's Salamander Plethodon welleri

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mikeygraz

Date

August 9, 2008

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Weller's Salamander Plethodon welleri

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sapito

Date

June 24, 1994

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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.