Tellico Salamander

The Tellico Salamander is classified as Data Deficient (DD), inadequate information to make a direct, or indirect, assessment of its risk of extinction.

The Tellico salamander (Plethodon aureolus) is a small woodland salamander resembling P. glutinosus and found in mountainous and lowland regions of southeastern Tennessee and extreme southwestern North Carolina. Little has been published on the species. More

Species in Complex: Tellico salamander (Plethodon aureolus), Chattahoochee slimy salamander (Plethodon chattahoochee), Atlantic coast slimy salamander (Plethodon chlorobryonis), white-spotted slimy salamander (Plethodon cylindraceus), northern slimy salamander (Plethodon glutinosus), southen Appalachian salamander (Plethodon teyahalee) Description: The slimy salamander was formerly More

Tellico salamanders (Plethodon aureolus) occur on the western slopes of the Unicoi Mountains and nearby lowlands, between the Little Tennessee and Hiwassee rivers, in northeastern Polk and eastern Monroe counties in Tennessee, and in northwestern Graham and northwestern Cherokee counties in More

Tellico Salamander (Plethodon aureolus) - xxx Adult male from Cherokee National Forest, Monroe Co., TN Adult male from Cherokee National Forest, Monroe Co., TN Adult male from Cherokee National Forest, Monroe Co. More

TN06096 TELLICO SALAMANDER PLETHODON AUREOLUS Tennessee Animal Biogeographic System TABS = version 12/2002 Taxonomy Status Distribution Habitat Associations Food More

* Tellico Salamander - Plethodon aureolus * Caddo Mountain Salamander - Plethodon caddoensis * Chattahoochee Slimy Salamander - Plethodon chattahoochee * Cheoah Bald Salamander - More

Tellico Salamander (Plethodon aureolus) = Recent Records - Taxon Date County State View all records for Plethodon More

salamanders (Plethodon jordani), Tellico salamander (Plethodon aureolus), and Cumberland Plateau Salamander (Plethodon kentucki) is contraindicated, as these species may potentially hybridize with slimy salamanders (Petranka, 1998). Another potential hybridization concern would be the housing of slimy salamanders from disparate localities. More

Order : Caudata
Family : Plethodontidae
Genus : Plethodon
Species : aureolus
Authority : Highton, 1983