Eurycea wallacei (Carr, 1939)

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

Haideotriton wallacei Carr, 1939, Occas. Pap. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist., 8: 335. Holotype: MCZ 19875, by original designation. Type locality: "from a 200-ft. artesian well at Albany, Dougherty County, Georgia", USA. Synonymy by

Eurycea wallaceiDubois, 2005, Alytes, 23: 20, by implication; Frost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 359.

Eurycea (Eurycea) wallaceiRaffaëlli, 2007, Les Urodèles du Monde: 182; Fouquette and Dubois, 2014, Checklist N.A. Amph. Rept.: 136.

Eurycea (Haideotriton) wallaceiDubois and Raffaëlli, 2012, Alytes, 28: 143.

English Names

Georgia Blind Salamander (Bishop, 1943, Handb. Salamanders: 355; Schmidt, 1953, Check List N. Am. Amph. Rept., Ed. 6: 44; 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: 296; Collins, Huheey, Knight, and Smith, 1978, Herpetol. Circ., 7: 7; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 31; Crother, Boundy, Campbell, de Queiroz, Frost, Highton, Iverson, Meylan, Reeder, Seidel, Sites, Taggart, Tilley, and Wake, 2001 "2000", Herpetol. Circ., 29: 24; Collins and Taggart, 2009, Standard Common Curr. Sci. Names N. Am. Amph. Turtles Rept. Crocodil., ed. 6: 13; Tilley, Highton, and Wake, 2012, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 39: 28; Powell, Conant, and Collins, 2016, Field Guide Rept. Amph. E. North Am., 4th ed.: 60; Highton, Bonett, and Jockusch, 2017, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 43: 28).


Albany, Dougherty County, Georgia, and a cave in Decatur County, Georgia; and several caves north of Marianna, Jackson County, Florida, USA.


Reviewed by Brandon, 1967, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 39: 1–2 (as Haideotriton wallacei). See account (as Haideotriton wallacei) by Petranka, 1998, Salamand. U.S. Canada: 289–290. Means, 2005, in Lannoo (ed.), Amph. Declines: 779–780, provided a detailed account (as Haideotriton wallacei) that summarized the biology and conservation literature. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Haideotriton wallacei) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 575.  Bonett, Steffen, Lambert, Wiens, and Chippindale, 2014 "2013", Evolution, 68: 473, provided a molecular tree where this species was recovered as the sister taxon of Eurycea aquatica + Eurycea junaluskaRaffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 250, provided a brief account, photograph, and map. Altig and McDiarmid, 2015, Handb. Larval Amph. US and Canada: 119, provided an account of larval morphology and biology. 

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