Eurycea nana Bishop, 1941

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Plethodontidae > Subfamily: Hemidactyliinae > Genus: Eurycea > Species: Eurycea nana

Eurycea nana Bishop, 1941, Occas. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 451: 6. Holotype: UMMZ 89759, by original designation. Type locality: "Lake at the head of the San Marcos River, at San Marcos, Hays County, Texas", USA.

Eurycea neotenes nanaSchmidt, 1953, Check List N. Am. Amph. Rept., Ed. 6: 55.

Eurycea nanaConant, 1958, Field Guide Rept. Amph. E. Cent. N. Am.: 251.

Eurycea (Paedomolge, Notiomolge, Blepsimolge) nanaHillis, Chamberlain, Wilcox, and Chippindale, 2001, Herpetologica, 57: 275. See comment under Eurycea.

Eurycea (Blepsimolge) nanaRaffaëlli, 2007, Les Urodèles du Monde: 178.

Eurycea (Notiomolge) nanaDubois and Raffaëlli, 2012, Alytes, 28: 144.

Eurycea (Typhlomolge) nanaFouquette and Dubois, 2014, Checklist N.A. Amph. Rept.: 140. 

English Names

Dwarf Eurycea (Bishop, 1943, Handb. Salamanders: 439).

San Marcos Salamander (Schmidt, 1953, Check List N. Am. Amph. Rept., Ed. 6: 55; Conant, Cagle, Goin, Lowe, Neill, Netting, Schmidt, Shaw, Stebbins, and Bogert, 1956, Copeia, 1956: 174; Conant, 1975, Field Guide Rept. Amph. E. Cent. N. Am., Ed. 2: 293; Collins, Huheey, Knight, and Smith, 1978, Herpetol. Circ., 7: 6; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 31; Collins, 1997, Herpetol. Circ., 25: 7; Crother, Boundy, Campbell, de Queiroz, Frost, Highton, Iverson, Meylan, Reeder, Seidel, Sites, Taggart, Tilley, and Wake, 2001 "2000", Herpetol. Circ., 29: 23; Collins and Taggart, 2009, Standard Common Curr. Sci. Names N. Am. Amph. Turtles Rept. Crocodil., ed. 6: 12; Tilley, Highton, and Wake, 2012, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 39: 27; Powell, Conant, and Collins, 2016, Field Guide Rept. Amph. E. North Am., 4th ed.: 61; Highton, Bonett, and Jockusch, 2017, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 43: 28).


Known only from the type locality (pool at the source of the San Marcos River, San Marcos, Hays County, Texas, USA).


See accounts by Brown, 1967, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 35: 1–2, and Petranka, 1998, Salamand. U.S. Canada: 264–266. Validity supported by Chippindale, Price, and Hillis, 1998, Copeia, 1998: 1046–1049. See account in Chippindale, 2000, in Bruce et al., Biol. Plethodontid Salamanders: 149–178. Chippindale and Fries, 2005, in Lannoo (ed.), Amph. Declines: 755–756, provided a detailed account that summarized the biology and conservation literature. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 238, provided a brief account, photograph, and map. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 572.

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