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NC’s endemic vertebrates, pt. 2

This entry lists 8 amphibians, including some subspecies and undescribed forms, whose range is entirely limited to the state of North Carolina. The mean conservation status (rounded global status, or RGS) for the group is 2.13, or Imperiled. Only one taxon is listed as Secure (and may not have been evaluated at the subspecific level), while four are listed as Critically Imperiled. Common names are links to Natureserve.org entries (the source for all data).

Family Genus Species Subsp. Common name Status RGS
Plethodontidae Desmognathus imitator pop. 1 Waterrock Knob Salamander Critically Imperiled 1
Plethodontidae Eurycea sp. 9 Sandhills Salamander Vulnerable 3
Plethodontidae Plethodon amplus Blue Ridge Gray-cheeked Salamander Critically Imperiled 1
Plethodontidae Plethodon cheoah Cheoah Bald Salamander Imperiled 2
Plethodontidae Plethodon meridianus South Mountain Gray-cheeked Salamander Critically Imperiled 1
Plethodontidae Plethodon yonahlossee pop. 1 Crevice Salamander Critically Imperiled 1
Proteidae Necturus lewisi Neuse River Waterdog Vulnerable 3
Salamandridae Notophthalmus viridescens dorsalis Broken-striped Newt Secure 5

Note: some links are currently broken, but the data can be accessed via NatureServe Explorer using common names as search queries.

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