Plethodon ainsworthi
Catahoula Salamander, Ainsworth's Salamander
Subgenus: Plethodon
family: Plethodontidae
subfamily: Plethodontinae
Taxonomic Notes: This taxon is of dubious validity. It is known only from two poorly preserved specimens, one subsequently destroyed. Himes and Beckett (2014, Southeastern Naturalist 24: 103-110) think the taxon is synonymous with the syntopic Plethodon mississippi, a conclusion that is likely correct.

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: United States

U.S. state distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Mississippi


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IUCN (Red List) status: Extinct (EX).
For Red List information on this species, see the IUCN species account.

From Laura Blackburn, Priya Nanjappa, and Michael J. Lannoo (2001) US Amphibian Dist. Maps (

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