Re: NANFA-- Blue Ridge Sculpin

Dave Neely (
Tue, 02 Jan 2001 20:27:32 -0600


Thanks! My coauthors won out, and we adopted a conservative approach...for
the time being. I'm still working on it... ;)
That area also has a unique population of redback salamander, and also
supports remnant populations of blacknose dace- another species usually
restricted to above the Fall Line. There are other populations (eg. Roanoke,
Rappahannock drainages) that are even more perplexing...

Tuscaloosa, AL (but currently in Corvallis, OR)

>Second of all, a question for Dave--reading between
>the lines of the article I can see simmering evidence for at least one and
>maybe two other species based on the data presented. Is it >your feeling
>that the Nanticoke population of this new species, >isolated on the
>Delmarva peninsula, is deserving of species >recognition? It is an odd
>happenstance that a highland fish like >_Cottus_ sculpins are found way out
>on the seaward
>edge of the current coastal plain, as is the Nanticoke population.

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