Desmognathus folkertsi Camp, Tilley, Austin, and Marshall, 2002

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

Desmognathus folkertsi Camp, Tilley, Austin, and Marshall, 2002, Herpetologica, 58: 477. Holotype: USNM 536397, by original designation. Type locality: "south of Wolf Creek Road (34° 46′ 05″ N latitude; 83° 56′ 37″ W longitude) on an upper tributary of the West Fork of Wolf Creek at an elevation of 834 m, Union County, Georgia", USA.

Desmognathus (Leurognathus) folkertsiDubois and Raffaëlli, 2012, Alytes, 28: 145. See comment under Desmognathus regarding the status of this subgenus. 

English Names

Dwarf Black-bellied Salamander (Camp, Marshall, Landau, Austin, and Tilley, 2000, Copeia, 2000: 477; Tilley, Highton, and Wake, 2012, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 39: 16; 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.: 44).

Dwarf Black-belly Salamander (Camp, 2004, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 782: 1).

Dwarf Blackbelly Salamander (Collins and Taggart, 2009, Standard Common Curr. Sci. Names N. Am. Amph. Turtles Rept. Crocodil., ed. 6: 11).

Distribution

Tributaries of the West Fork of Wolf Creek and Helton Creek, both in Union County, Georgia, as well in adjacent Clay County, North Carolina, USA.

Comment

Most similar to Desmognathus quadramaculatus according to the original publication. See account by Camp, 2004, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 782: 1–3. First record for North Carolina by Rothermel, Jensen, Camp, and Schwaner, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 213. Wooten, Camp, and Rissler, 2010, Conserv. Genetics, 11: 835–854, reported on genetic variation across the range of the species. Camp, 2005, in Lannoo (ed.), Amph. Declines: 706–708, provided an account containing a detailed summary of the literature and range. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 431, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. 

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