Valley and ridge salamander

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Valley and ridge salamander
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Caudata
Family: Plethodontidae
Genus: Plethodon
Species: P. hoffmani
Binomial name
Plethodon hoffmani
Highton, 1971 [1972]

The Valley And Ridge Salamander (Plethodon hoffmani) is a species of salamander in the Plethodontidae family, and is endemic to the eastern United States. Its natural habitat is hardwood forests of the valley and ridge province of the Appalachian mountains. It is named after Richard Hoffman of Virginia who collected the holotype specimen in 1954.[1]


  1. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2013). The Eponym Dictionary of Amphibians. Exeter: Pelagic Publishing. p. 96. ISBN 9781907807442.