Shenandoah Mountain salamander

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Shenandoah Mountain Salamander
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Caudata
Family: Plethodontidae
Genus: Plethodon
Species: P. virginia
Binomial name
Plethodon virginia
Highton, 1999

The Shenandoah Mountain salamander, scientific name Plethodon virginia, is a species of salamander in the family Plethodontidae native to the Eastern United States.


The species is endemic to the Shenandoah Mountains range of the Appalachian Mountains, in eastern West Virginia and adjacent northwestern Virginia.

Its natural habitat is temperate forests between 1,100–1,200 metres (3,600–3,900 ft) in elevation.

It is an IUCN Red List Near threatened species, endangered by habitat loss.

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