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By Robert G. Jaeger (auth.), Richard C. Bruce, Robert G. Jaeger, Lynne D. Houck (eds.)

The fourth convention at the Biology of Plethodontid Salamanders used to be held at "The Mountain," in Highlands, North Carolina on June 12-14, 1998. Hosted via the Highlands organic Station, and subsidized by way of the Highlands organic starting place, Inc. , the convention afforded a cutting-edge review of those animals, as evidenced through the contents of the current quantity and the credentials of the members. within the following pages, the reader will locate the simplest present realizing of many elements of plethodontid salamander evolution, systematics, improvement, morphology, lifestyles background, ecology, and box technique. whereas the contents of this publication include chapters built from chosen convention papers, their excellence is consultant of the excessive total caliber of the convention shows. The Highlands organic Station is found at the Highlands Plateau within the southern Blue Ridge Mountains. As those mountains are a gift middle of plethod­ ontid variety, and are thought of by means of a few to be the guts of foundation of the crowd, the Highlands organic Station has traditionally been vital within the learn of those animals. a listing of tourists to the Station for the final 70 years would come with a "who's who" of 20th century North American herpetologists. the site and facilities of the Highlands organic Station are special. in the urban limits of Highlands at an elevation of approximately 1200 meters, the Station contains smooth learn laboratories, administrative places of work, library amenities, in addition to dormitory and residing facilities.

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Glutinosus " ", 125 -- _ r--_ - - Figure 4. Unrooted neighbor-joining network using Cavalli-Sforza and Edwards (1967) chord distances for 142 populations of the P. jordani and P. glutinosus complexes from the southern Appalachian region. P. meridianus 32 92 P. amplus , - "'127-----~ \ I I 140\ ...... /---- 40 / ---- P. iordani ( \ 142 I I I I I , / 141 '" /' P. = ~ [ f ~ ~ Geographic Protein Variation and Speciation in P. jordani and P. glutinosus Complexes 41 and Ridge Province of Virginia, but we have not yet found the two species syntopically.

Glutinosus complex (P. teyahalee) and one-third are those of P. shermani (unpublished data of Highton and Peabody). Geographic Protein Variation and Speciation in P. jordani and P. glutinosus Complexes 37 4. 15 on the UPGMA tree (Fig. 3). One of these groups includes two units, one from each complex (P. teyahalee and P. 13. If they are recognized as different groups, 14 groups are present in the two complexes in the southern Appalachians. Seven of these groups represent species of the P. glutinosus complex (Highton, 1989) and seven are members of the P.

Glutinosus, characterized by abundant lateral and dorsal white spotting. Another form of the P. jordani complex with abundant lateral white spotting and extensive dorsal brassy flecking was named Plethodon clemsonae by Brimley (1927), with type locality in the Piedmont lowlands of Oconee County, South Carolina. Bailey (1937) and Bishop (1941) reported hybrid populations between P. shermani and P. glutinosus in the Nantahala River valley and Bishop reduced P. shermani to a SUbspecies of P. glutinosus.

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