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Plethodon welleri (Weller's Salamander)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Weller's Salamander (Plethodon welleri) is a species of salamander in the family Plethodontidae.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. Its natural habitats are temperate forests and rocky areas.It is threatened by habitat loss.
View Wikipedia Record: Plethodon welleri


Endangered Species

Status: Endangered
View IUCN Record: Plethodon welleri

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 19.64
EDGE Score: 5.11


Adult Length [1]  3.11 inches (7.9 cm)
Litter Size [2]  7
Litters / Year [1]  1


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Appalachian-Blue Ridge forests United States Nearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests

Habitat Vegetation Classification

Name Location  Website 
Fraser Fir Forest (Deciduous Shrub Type) United States (Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia)
Fraser Fir Forest (Evergreen Shrub Type) United States (North Carolina, Tennessee)
Red Spruce - Fraser Fir Forest (Deciduous Shrub Type) United States (West Virginia, Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina)
Red Spruce - Fraser Fir Forest (Evergreen Shrub Type) United States (Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee)

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External References

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Attributes / relations provided by
1Oliveira, Brunno Freire; São-Pedro, Vinícius Avelar; Santos-Barrera, Georgina; Penone, Caterina; C. Costa, Gabriel. (2017) AmphiBIO, a global database for amphibian ecological traits. Sci. Data.
2Diet Diversity and Clutch Size of Aquatic and Terrestrial Salamanders, Robert G. Jaeger, Oecologia (Berl) (1981) 48:190-193
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 Wildfinder Database
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2019). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2020-03-21; License: CC BY 4.0