Yonahlossee salamander

Yonahlossee salamander

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Plethodon yonahlossee

The Yonahlossee salamander is a particularly large woodland salamander from the southern Appalachian Mountains in the United States. The species is a member of the family Plethodontidae, which is characterized by being lungless and reproductive direct development. P. yonahlossee was first described in 1917 by E.R Dunn on a collection site on Grandfather Mountain in North Carolina. The common and specific name is of Native American origin, meaning “trail of the bear”. It is derived from Yonahlossee Road northeast of Linville, where the specimen was first described.

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1. Yonahlossee salamander Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yonahlossee_salamander
2. Yonahlossee salamander on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/59364/56261046

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