Eurycea waterlooensis Hillis, Chamberlain, Wilcox, and Chippindale, 2001

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

Eurycea (Paedomolge, Notiomolge, Typhlomolge) waterlooensis Hillis, Chamberlain, Wilcox, and Chippindale, 2001, Herpetologica, 57: 268. Holotype: TNHC 60201, by original designation. Type locality: "Sunken Gardens Spring. . . , an outlet of Barton Springs, Zilker park, Austin, Travis Co., Texas", USA. See comment under Eurycea.

Eurycea (Typhlomolge) waterlooensisRaffaëlli, 2007, Les Urodèles du Monde: 181.

English Names

Austin Blind Salamander (Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 574; 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: 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 Sunken Gardens Spring, Zilker Park, Austin, Travis Co., Texas, USA.


Chippindale, 2005, in Lannoo (ed.), Amph. Declines: 769, provided a detailed account that summarized the biology and conservation literature. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 574. Although Eurycea robusta could not be included in the analysis, the molecular tree provided by Bonett, Steffen, Lambert, Wiens, and Chippindale, 2014 "2013", Evolution, 68: 473, suggests a close relationship with Eurycea rathbuniRaffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 241, provided a brief account, photograph, and map. Devitt, Wright, Cannatella, and Hillis, 2019, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 116: 2624–2633, reported on the phylogenetic relationships and aquifer loyalty of this species. 

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