Three-lined salamander

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Three-lined salamander
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Urodela
Family: Plethodontidae
Genus: Eurycea
Species:
E. guttolineata
Binomial name
Eurycea guttolineata
(Holbrook, 1838)
Synonyms [2]
  • Salamandra gutto-lineataHolbrook, 1838

The three-lined salamander (Eurycea guttolineata) is a species of salamander in the family Plethodontidae. It is endemic to the south-eastern United States. [1] [2]

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Distribution

The species is distributed throughout much of the southeastern United States. [3] It can be found in the Appalachian Mountains from Virginia and Tennessee south through the Carolinas, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi to the Gulf Coast, including eastern Louisiana and western Florida. [1]

Habitat

Its natural habitats are forested floodplains, ditches, streamsides, and seepages. With wet weather, the species may enter wooded terrestrial habitats. [1]

It is not uncommon in suitable habitat. [1] Some subpopulations have likely been extirpated by loss of bottomland hardwood forests. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group (2014). "Eurycea guttolineata". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species . 2014: e.T59265A64163403. doi: 10.2305/IUCN.UK.2014-3.RLTS.T59265A64163403.en . Retrieved 15 November 2021.
  2. 1 2 Frost, Darrel R. (2017). "Eurycea guttolineata (Holbrook, 1838)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 20 June 2017.
  3. "Eurycea guttolineata". AmphibiaWeb. University of California, Berkeley. 2017. Retrieved 20 June 2017.