Siskiyou mountains salamander

The Siskiyou mountains salamander is classified as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.

The Siskiyou Mountains salamander (Plethodon stormi), also called the Siskiyou Mountain salamander, is a close relative of the Del Norte Salamander, and some herpetologists believe it may be a subspecies of that animal. It is rich brown in color with white speckles. More

SISKIYOU MOUNTAINS SALAMANDER, Plethodon stormi, Photo by Gary Nafis Siskiyou Mountains salamander is endemic to northern Siskiyou County, California and southern Jackson Country, Oregon. More

Survey Protocol for the Siskiyou Mountains Salamander (Plethodon stormi) David R. Clayton - USDA Forest Service, Rogue River National Forest, Applegate RD, 6941 Upper Applegate Rd., Jacksonville, OR 97530 Lisa M. More

The Siskiyou Mountains salamander was once protected under the Survey and Manage Program, a provision of the Northwest Forest Plan established for unprotected species dependent on old-growth forests. The program employed a “look-before-you-leap” strategy that required the U.S. More

Siskiyou Mountains salamanders occur on the east side of the valley and Del Norte salamanders are 2 km away on the west side. There is no indication of intergradation in this area. More

The Siskiyou Mountains Salamander (Plethodon stormi) is a slender, elongated plethodontid salamander that breathes through its thin, moist skin. Its diet consists of small invertebrates. More

Siskiyou Mountains salamander (Plethodon stormi) - Kingdom: Animalia Class: Amphibia Order: Caudata Family: Plethodontidae Listing Status: Quick links:Candidate InfoFederal RegisterConservation PlansPetitionsLife HistoryOther Resources General Information More

The Siskiyou Mountains salamander occurs in southwestern Oregon and northwestern California on rocky slopes under mature and old-growth forest. Logging of old-growth forest is the principal threat to this salamander’s survival. More

The 106 species, including the Siskiyou Mountains salamander, were determined to need protection based on well-established criteria for determining endangered species status and based on the agencies own admissions. More

Genetic Variation in the Siskiyou Mountains Salamander (Plethodon stormi) - Backround: Data on taxonomic diversity, effective population size and movement of individuals among populations (connectivity and gene flow) are critical to the development of a comprehensive species management plan. More

The Siskiyou Mountains salamander (Plethodon stormi) is a rare denizen of old-growth forests that lives in a small portion of northern California and southern Oregon, where it is limited to rocky, covered slopes. More

DFG began the process to delist the Siskiyou Mountains salamander in February 2006, with DFG Director Ryan Broddrick saying the "salamander isn't as rare as we once thought." Environmentalists said DFG wants to lessen protections on the salamanders to open up more land to logging. More

Because the Siskiyou Mountains salamander is listed by the state of California as a threatened species, the California Department of Forestry (CDF) and Department of Fish and Game (DFG) require logging plans to avoid logging salamander habitat. More

Petition To List the Siskiyou Mountains Salamander (Plethodon stormi) and Scott Bar Salamander (Plethodon asupak) as Threatened or Endangered DATES: We made the finding announced in this document on January 24, 2008. More

Order : Caudata
Family : Plethodontidae
Genus : Plethodon
Species : stormi
Authority : Highton and Brame, 1965