Blue Ridge gray-cheeked salamander

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Blue Ridge gray-cheeked salamander
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Caudata
Family: Plethodontidae
Genus: Plethodon
Species: P. amplus
Binomial name
Plethodon amplus
Highton & Peabody, 2000

The Blue Ridge gray-cheeked salamander (Plethodon amplus) is a species of salamander in the family Plethodontidae endemic to the United States. It is one of 55 species in the genus Plethodon and one of the last to be described of its cogeners. Its natural habitat is temperate forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.[1]


  1. ^ Hammerson, G. & Beamer, D. 2004. Plethodon amplus. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Archived June 27, 2014, at the Wayback Machine. Downloaded on 23 July 2007.