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Siren Österdam, 1766

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Sirenidae > Genus: Siren
2 species

Siren Österdam, 1766, Siren Lacertina Diss. Acad.: 15. Type species: Siren lacertina Österdam, 1766, by subsequent designation of Harlan, 1827, J. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 5: 326. See Dubois, 1991 "1990", Alytes, 8: 107–120, Dubois and Raffaëlli, 2012, Alytes, 28: 100–101, and Dubois and Raffaëlli, 2012, Alytes, 28: 77–161, for discussion of authorship. Placed on the Official List of Generic Names by Opinion 92, Anonymous, 1926, Smithson. Misc. Collect., 73: 3. See comment.

Syren —Custis In Freeman and Custis, 1807, Account Red River Louisiana: 23. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

SirenaFischer von Waldheim, 1813, Zoognosia Tab. Synopt. Ill., Ed. 3, 1: 58; Harlan, 1827, J. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 5: 322. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

SireneOken, 1816, Lehrb. Naturgesch., 3(2): 187. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

English Names

Sirens (Jordan, 1878, Man. Vert. North. U.S., Ed. 2: 198; Conant, Cagle, Goin, Lowe, Neill, Netting, Schmidt, Shaw, Stebbins, and Bogert, 1956, Copeia, 1956: 175; Collins, Huheey, Knight, and Smith, 1978, Herpetol. Circ., 7: 9; Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 15; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 36; Collins, 1997, Herpetol. Circ., 25: 9; Crother, Boundy, Campbell, de Queiroz, Frost, Highton, Iverson, Meylan, Reeder, Seidel, Sites, Taggart, Tilley, and Wake, 2001 "2000", Herpetol. Circ., 29: 30; Tilley, Highton, and Wake, 2012, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 39: 22; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 35; Collins and Taggart, 2009, Standard Common Curr. Sci. Names N. Am. Amph. Turtles Rept. Crocodil., ed. 6: 16; Tilley, Highton, and Wake, 2012, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 39: 31).

Distribution

Southeastern USA from the vicinity of Washington, DC, south along the coast plain through South Carolina to Florida and west to Texas; north to Illinois and Indiana; northern Tamaulipas and north-central Veracruz, Mexico.

Comment

Reviewed by Martof, 1974, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 152: 1–2. See species accounts by Petranka, 1998, Salamand. U.S. Canada: 484–492. Siren lacertina Linnaeus, 176y is the type species of Siren Linnaeus, 1767, according to Direction 57, Anonymous, 1956, Opin. Declar. Internatl. Comm. Zool. Nomencl., 10: 373.

Contained taxa (2 sp.):

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