Aneides niger Myers and Maslin, 1948

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

Aneides flavipunctatus niger Myers and Maslin, 1948, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 61: 132. Holotype: CAS-SU 2938, by original designation. Type locality: "near the forks of Waddell Creek, Santa Cruz County, California", USA.

Aneides nigerRissler and Apodaca, 2007, Syst. Biol., 56: 938, by implication; Collins and Taggart, 2009, Standard Common Curr. Sci. Names N. Am. Amph. Turtles Rept. Crocodil., ed. 6: 11.

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

English Names

Black Salamander (Aneides flavipunctatus niger: Schmidt, 1953, Check List N. Am. Amph. Rept., Ed. 6: 50).

Santa Cruz Black Salamander (Aneides flavipunctatus niger: Conant, Cagle, Goin, Lowe, Neill, Netting, Schmidt, Shaw, Stebbins, and Bogert, 1956, Copeia, 1956: 173; Stebbins, 1966, Field Guide W. North Am. Rept. Amph.: 49; Collins, Huheey, Knight, and Smith, 1978, Herpetol. Circ., 7: 5; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 29; Collins, 1997, Herpetol. Circ., 25: 5; Crother, Boundy, Campbell, de Queiroz, Frost, Highton, Iverson, Meylan, Reeder, Seidel, Sites, Taggart, Tilley, and Wake, 2001 "2000", Herpetol. Circ., 29: 19; Tilley, Highton, and Wake, 2012, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 39: 24; Aneides niger: Collins and Taggart, 2009, Standard Common Curr. Sci. Names N. Am. Amph. Turtles Rept. Crocodil., ed. 6: 11; Highton, Bonett, and Jockusch, 2017, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 43: 24).

Distribution

San Mateo, Santa Cruz, and western Santa Clara counties of western California, USA, south of San Francisco.

Comment

See comment under Aneides flavipunctatusRaffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 411, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. 

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