Aneides iecanus (Cope, 1883)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Plethodontidae > Subfamily: Plethodontinae > Genus: Aneides > Species: Aneides iecanus

Plethodon iëcanus Cope, 1883, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 35: 24. Holotype: ANSP 14061, according to Fowler and Dunn, 1917, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 69: 23; Malnate, 1971, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 123: 348. Type locality: "United States fish-hatching establishment on the McCloud River, in Shasta County", California, USA; rendered as "Baird", McCloud River, Shasta County, California, USA by Dunn, 1926, Salamanders Fam. Plethodontidae: 223.

Anaides iëcanusCope, 1886, Proc. Am. Philos. Soc., 23: 526.

Autodax iecanusCope, 1889, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 34: 187.

Aneides iecanusGrinnell and Camp, 1917, Univ. California Publ. Zool., 17: 135; Rissler and Apodaca, 2007, Syst. Biol., 56: 938; by implication.

Aneides (Aneides) iecanusDubois and Raffaëlli, 2012, Alytes, 28: 144.

English Names

Shasta Salamander (As Aneides flavipunctatus: Bishop, 1943, Handb. Salamanders: 336. As Aneides flavipunctatus flavipunctatus: Schmidt, 1953, Check List N. Am. Amph. Rept., Ed. 6: 50).


Extreme eastern Trinity county and western Shasta County, northern California, USA.


See comment under Aneides flavipunctatus. Removed from the synonymy of Aneides flavipunctatus by Rissler and Apodaca, 2007, Syst. Biol., 56: 938 (by implication), where it had been placed by Storer, 1925, Univ. California Publ. Zool., 27: 119; Dunn, 1926, Salamanders Fam. Plethodontidae: 220; Slevin, 1928, Occas. Pap. California Acad. Sci., 16: 66; Myers and Maslin, 1948, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 61: 127-138. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 411, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. 

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