Plethodon montanus

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Plethodon montanus


Taxonavigation: Salamandroidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Amphibia
Subclassis: Lissamphibia
Ordo: Urodela
Subordo: Salamandroidea

Familia: Plethodontidae
Subfamilia: Plethodontinae
Genus: Plethodon
Species: Plethodon montanus



Plethodon montanus Highton & Peabody, 2000: 58.

Type locality: "Deep Gap (36° 39´ 28 N 81° 33´ 25 W), 1 km west of the top of Mt. Rogers, Grayson-Smyth county line, Virginia, at an elevation of 500 m", USA.

Holotype: USNM 438400.



Primary references

  • Highton, R. & Peabody, R. 2000. Geographic protein variation and speciation in salamanders of the Plethodon jordani and Plethodon glutinosus complexes in the southern Appalachian Mountains with the description of four new species. In: Bruce, R.C., Jaeger, R.G. & Houck, L.D. (eds.), The Biology of Plethodontid Salamanders: 31–93. New York, Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers. Reference page

Vernacular names

English: Northern Gray-cheeked Salamander