AmphibiaWeb - Desmognathus aureatus


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Desmognathus aureatus (Martof, 1956)
Southern Shovel-nosed Salamander
family: Plethodontidae
subfamily: Plethodontinae
genus: Desmognathus
Species Description: Martof BS. 1956. Three new subspecies of Leurognathus marmorata from the southern Appalachian Mountains. Occasional Papers of the Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan 575: 1–14. Revalidated by: Pyron RA, O'Connell KA, Lemmon EM, Lemmon AR, Beamer DA. 2022. Candidate-species delimitation in Desmognathus salamanders reveals gene flow across lineage boundaries, confounding phylogenetic estimation and clarifying hybrid zones. Ecology and Evolution 12: 1—38. Redescribed by: Pyron RA, Beamer DA. 2023. A systematic revision of the Shovel-nosed Salamander (Plethodontidae: Desmognathus marmoratus), with re-description of the related D. aureatusand D. intermedius. Zootaxa 5270: 262–280.

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