Ambystoma silvense Webb, 2004

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Ambystomatidae > Genus: Ambystoma > Species: Ambystoma silvense

Ambystoma silvensis Webb, 2004, Bull. Maryland Herpetol. Soc., 40: 132. Holotype: UTEP 8097, by original designation. Type locality: "a pond 4.5 miles (7.2 km) northeast of Navios (Navios ca. 23° 54′ N, 105° 03′ W), 8000 ft (2438 m), Durango, Mexico".

Ambystoma silvenseRaffaëlli, 2007, Les Urodèles du Monde: 85, mandatory change in spelling to make for gender agreement.

Ambystoma (Heterotriton) silvenseDubois and Raffaëlli, 2012, Alytes, 28: 77-161.

English Names

Pine Woods Salamander (Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 28).

Distribution

Pine-oak highlands of the Sierra Madre Occidental in Durango and southwestern Chihuahua, Mexico; possibly to the Transverse Volcanic Range (see comment).

Comment

Raffaëlli, 2007, Les Urodèles du Monde: 85, provided a brief account and figure.Enderson, Quijada-Mascareñas, Turner, Rosen, and Bezy, 2009, Check List, 5: 632-672, reported the species in Chihuahua, Mexico.Lemos-Espinal, 2007, Anf. Rept. Chihuahua Mexico: 23-24, provided an account and suggested that he was unaware of any morphological distinction from Ambystoma mavortium. The diagnosis and range of this nominal species rests on a confusing literature, including an original description that contained inconsistent information (DRF); molecular evidence for the existence of this taxon has not been produced. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 97, provided a brief account, photo, and map.  

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