Desmognathus abditus Anderson and Tilley, 2003

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Plethodontidae > Subfamily: Plethodontinae > Genus: Desmognathus > Species: Desmognathus abditus

Desmognathus abditus Anderson and Tilley, 2003, Herpetol. Monogr., 17: 107. Holotype: MCZ A-135817, by original designation. Type locality: "Staples Spring Branch, a small tributary of Daddy's Creek, 36° 3.609′ N, 84° 47.674′ W, Cumberland County, Tennessee", USA.

Desmognathus (Desmognathus) abditusDubois and Raffaëlli, 2012, Alytes, 28: 77–161. See comment under Desmognathus regarding the status of these subgenera. 

English Names

Cumberland Dusky Salamander (original paper; Tilley, Highton, and Wake, 2012, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 39: 16; Collins and Taggart, 2009, Standard Common Curr. Sci. Names N. Am. Amph. Turtles Rept. Crocodil., ed. 6: 11; Tilley, Highton, and Wake, 2012, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 39: 25; Powell, Conant, and Collins, 2016, Field Guide Rept. Amph. E. North Am., 4th ed.: 40; Highton, Bonett, and Jockusch, 2017, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 43: 25).

Distribution

Cumberland Plateau of Tennessee, USA, 295–639 m elevation.

Comment

In the Desmognathus ochrophaeus complex according to the original publication. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 638–639. Reviewed by Tilley, 2010, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 861: 1–2. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 422, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. Altig and McDiarmid, 2015, Handb. Larval Amph. US and Canada: 105–106, provided an account of larval morphology. 

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