Bulletin of the National Speleological Society - ISSN 0146-9517
Number 20: 23-24 - November 1958

A publication of the National Speleological Society

Brooding Slimy Salamanders, Plethodon glutinosus glutinosus (Green)
Patrick H. Wells and Willis Gordon


Although the slimy salamander is widely distributed in the eastern United States little is known concerning its reproduction. The recent finds by Patrick Wells and Willis Gordon in Moonshine Cave, Missouri of brooding slimy salamanders is the second observation of that nature. Patrick H. Wells, an Assistant Professor of Biology at Occidental College, Los Angles, California and Willis Gordon, a zoology major at the University of Missouri are well known to many speleologists. At the time the observations on the slimy salamanders were made, Dr. Wells was an Assistant Professor of Zoology at the University of Missouri where he also was faculty sponsor to the student cave club of the University. Willis Gordon was an active member of the cave club.

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