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Phaeognathus Highton, 1961

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Plethodontidae > Subfamily: Plethodontinae > Genus: Phaeognathus
1 species

Phaeognathus Highton, 1961, Copeia, 1961: 66. Type species: Phaeognathus hubrichti Highton, 1961, by original designation.

English Names

Red Hills Salamanders (Collins, Huheey, Knight, and Smith, 1978, Herpetol. Circ., 7: 7; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 32; Collins, 1997, Herpetol. Circ., 25: 8; Crother, Boundy, Campbell, de Queiroz, Frost, Highton, Iverson, Meylan, Reeder, Seidel, Sites, Taggart, Tilley, and Wake, 2001 "2000", Herpetol. Circ., 29: 25; Tilley, Highton, and Wake, 2012, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 39: 20; Collins and Taggart, 2009, Standard Common Curr. Sci. Names N. Am. Amph. Turtles Rept. Crocodil., ed. 6: 13; Tilley, Highton, and Wake, 2012, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 39: 29).

Distribution

Wooded Alabama Coastal Plain (Wilcox, Covington, Butler, Crenshaw, Monroe, and Conecuh counties), southern edge of the Red Hills region, USA.

Comment

Reviewed by Brandon, 1966, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 26: 1-2. Macey, 2005, Cladistics, 21: 194–202, and Chippindale, Bonett, Baldwin, and Wiens, 2004, Evolution, 58: 2809–2822, considered Phaeognathus to be the sister taxon of DesmognathusApodaca and Rissler, 2012, Conserv. Genet., 13: 913–923, discussed landscape genetics and range. 

Contained taxa (1 sp.):

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