Stereochilus marginatus (Hallowell, 1856)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Plethodontidae > Subfamily: Hemidactyliinae > Genus: Stereochilus > Species: Stereochilus marginatus

Pseudotriton marginatus Hallowell, 1856, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 8: 130. Holotype: ANSP 514, according to Fowler and Dunn, 1917, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 69: 21; Malnate, 1971, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 123: 348. Type locality: "Liberty County, Georgia", USA; corrected to "Riceboro, [Liberty County,] Georgia", USA by Dunn, 1926, Salamanders Fam. Plethodontidae: 247.

Stereochilus marginatumCope, 1869, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 21: 101.

Spelerpes marginatusStrauch, 1870, Mem. Acad. Imp. Sci. St. Petersbourg, Ser. 7, 16 (4): 83.

Geotriton marginatusGarman, 1884, Bull. Essex Inst., 16: 40.

Stereochilus marginatusCope, 1889, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 34: 152.

English Names

Margined Triton (Yarrow, 1882, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 24: 22).

Margined Salamander (Brimley, 1907, J. Elisha Mitchell Sci. Soc., 23: 154; Bishop, 1943, Handb. Salamanders: 346; Schmidt, 1953, Check List N. Am. Amph. Rept., Ed. 6: 44).

Many-lined Salamander (Conant, Cagle, Goin, Lowe, Neill, Netting, Schmidt, Shaw, Stebbins, and Bogert, 1956, Copeia, 1956: 175; Conant, 1975, Field Guide Rept. Amph. E. Cent. N. Am., Ed. 2: 282; Collins, Huheey, Knight, and Smith, 1978, Herpetol. Circ., 7: 9; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 34; Collins, 1997, Herpetol. Circ., 25: 10; Collins and Taggart, 2009, Standard Common Curr. Sci. Names N. Am. Amph. Turtles Rept. Crocodil., ed. 6: 15; Tilley, Highton, and Wake, 2012, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 39: 31; Highton, Bonett, and Jockusch, 2017, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 43: 34).

Distribution

The Atlantic coastal plain from near Petersburg in southeastern Virginia, to northeastern Florida, USA.

Comment

See accounts by Rabb, 1966, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 25: 1–2, and Petranka, 1998, Salamand. U.S. Canada: 304–306. Ryan, 2005, in Lannoo (ed.), Amph. Declines: 862–863, provided a detailed account that summarized the biology and conservation literature. Raffaëlli, 2007, Les Urodèles du Monde: 189–190, provided a brief account. Altig and McDiarmid, 2015, Handb. Larval Amph. US and Canada: 124–125, provided an account of larval morphology and biology.

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