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Necturus lewisi Brimley, 1924

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Proteidae > Genus: Necturus > Species: Necturus lewisi

Necturus maculosus lewisi Brimley, 1924, J. Elisha Mitchell Sci. Soc., 40: 167. Holotype: USNM 73848, by original designation. Type locality: "Neuse River, near Raleigh", Wake County, North Carolina, USA.

Necturus lewisiBishop, 1943, Handb. Salamanders: 32; Hecht, 1958, Proc. Staten Island Inst. Arts Sci., 21: 15.

Necturus maculosus lewisiSchmidt, 1953, Check List N. Am. Amph. Rept., Ed. 6: 13; Brode, 1970, Dissert. Abstr. Internatl., Ser. B, 30: 5288-5289.

Necturus (Necturus) lewisiDubois and Raffaëlli, 2012, Alytes, 28: 147.

English Names

Lewis' Mudpuppy (Bishop, 1943, Handb. Salamanders: 32).

Neuse River Waterdog (Schmidt, 1953, Check List N. Am. Amph. Rept., Ed. 6: 13; Conant, Cagle, Goin, Lowe, Neill, Netting, Schmidt, Shaw, Stebbins, and Bogert, 1956, Copeia, 1956: 175; Conant, 1975, Field Guide Rept. Amph. E. Cent. N. Am., Ed. 2: 244; Collins, Huheey, Knight, and Smith, 1978, Herpetol. Circ., 7: 7; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 34; 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; Collins and Taggart, 2009, Standard Common Curr. Sci. Names N. Am. Amph. Turtles Rept. Crocodil., ed. 6: 15; Tilley, Highton, and Wake, 2012, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 39: 28).

Distribution

Neuse and Tar-Pamlico River systems, North Carolina, USA, sea level–160 m elevation.

Comment

See accounts by Ashton, 1990, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 456: 1–2, and Petranka, 1998, Salamand. U.S. Canada: 422–425. See also Ashton, Braswell, and Guttman, 1981 "1980", Brimleyana, 4: 43–46, for evidence in support of the distinctiveness of this taxon from Necturus maculosus and Necturus punctatus. Brode, 1970, Dissert. Abstr. Internatl., Ser. B, 30: 5288–5289, suggested that Necturus lewisi (as Necturus maculosus lewisi) and Necturus maculosus (as Necturus maculosus maculosus) formed an intergrading series of populations. See also Guttman, Weigt, Moler, Ashton, Mansell, and Peavy, 1990, J. Herpetol., 24: 163–175, for geographic variation in allozymes. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 641.

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