Blue Ridge Two-lined Salamander

Blue Ridge Two-lined Salamander

Taxobox
name = Blue Ridge Two-lined Salamander


status = LC | status_system = IUCN3.1
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Amphibia
ordo = Caudata
familia = Plethodontidae
genus = "Eurycea"
species = "E. wilderae"
binomial = "Eurycea wilderae"
binomial_authority = Dunn, 1920
synonyms =
The Blue Ridge Two-lined Salamander ("Eurycea wilderae") is a species of salamander in the Plethodontidae family.It is endemic to the United States.

Its natural habitats are temperate forests, rivers, intermittent rivers, and freshwater springs.It is threatened by habitat loss."Eurycea wilderae", the Blue Ridge Two-lined salamander, is found in the southern Appalachian Mountains, mostly south of Virginia. To the north is a similar salamander, "Eurycea bislineata", or the northern two-lined salamander. Adult Blue Ridge Two-lined salamanders are commonly near stream banks. Larvae are aquatic, living in streams and seeps.

These amphibians are listed by the IUCN as a species of least concern for conservation.

References

* Hammerson, G. 2004. [http://www.iucnredlist.org/search/details.php/59279/all Eurycea wilderae] . [http://www.iucnredlist.org 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. ] Downloaded on 23 July 2007.


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