Southern zigzag salamander

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Southern Zigzag Salamander
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Caudata
Family: Plethodontidae
Subfamily: Plethodontinae
Genus: Plethodon
Species: P. ventralis
Binomial name
Plethodon ventralis
Highton, 1997

The Southern Zigzag Salamander (Plethodon ventralis) is a species of salamander in the family Plethodontidae. It is endemic to the United States.


Its natural habitats are temperate forests, freshwater springs, rocky areas, and caves.


Adult females lay their eggs in caves during the summer.

Conservation status[edit]

It is threatened by habitat loss.

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