Urspelerpes brucei Camp, Peterman, Milanovich, Lamb, Maerz, and Wake, 2009

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Plethodontidae > Subfamily: Hemidactyliinae > Genus: Urspelerpes > Species: Urspelerpes brucei

Urspelerpes brucei Camp, Peterman, Milanovich, Lamb, Maerz, and Wake, 2009, J. Zool., London, 279: 87. Holotype: USNM 558253, by original designation. Type locality: "Small, first-order stream located at the foot of the Blue Ridge escarpment in Stephens County, GA, USA (34° 39′ N; 83° 18′ W). Exact locality data to the scale of seconds is kept by the museums (USNM and MVZ) holding the type specimens".

English Names

Patch-nosed Salamander (original publication; Tilley, Highton, and Wake, 2012, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 39: 31; Highton, Bonett, and Jockusch, 2017, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 43: 34).


Known only from the region of the type locality (foot of the Blue Ridge escarpment, Stephens County, Georgia, USA) (see comment).


Camp, Lamb, and Milanovich, 2012, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 885: 1–3, provided a detailed account of the genus and single species. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 251, provided a brief account, photograph, and map. Altig and McDiarmid, 2015, Handb. Larval Amph. US and Canada: 125, provided an account of larval morphology and biology. Pierson, McKee, Spear, Maerz, Camp, and Glenn, 2016, Copeia, 2016: 78–82, mentioned additional sites for this species based on environmental DNA assays, but did not provide those localities. 

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