Desmognathus

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Dusky Salamanders
D auriculatus USGS.jpg
Southern Dusky Salamander, Desmognathus auriculatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Caudata
Family: Plethodontidae
Subfamily: Plethodontinae
Genus: Desmognathus
Baird, 1850
Species

See table.

Desmognathus is a genus of lungless salamanders known as dusky salamanders, ranging from Eastern USA to Southeastern Canada.

Species[edit]

This genus includes the following 21 species:

Binomial Name and Author Common Name
Desmognathus abditus
Anderson & Tilley, 2003
Cumberland dusky Salamander
Desmognathus aeneus
Brown & Bishop, 1947
Seepage Salamander
Desmognathus apalachicolae
Means & Karlin, 1989
Apalachicola Dusky Salamander
Desmognathus auriculatus
(Holbrook, 1838)
Southern Dusky Salamander
Desmognathus brimleyorum
Stejneger, 1895
Ouachita Dusky Salamander
Desmognathus carolinensis
Dunn, 1916
Carolina Mountain Dusky Salamander
Desmognathus conanti
Rossman, 1958
Spotted Dusky Salamander
Desmognathus folkertsi
Camp, Tilley, Austin & Marshall, 2002
Dwarf Blackbelly Salamander
Desmognathus fuscus
(Rafinesque, 1820)
Northern Dusky Salamander
Desmognathus imitator
Dunn, 1927
Imitator Salamander
Desmognathus marmoratus
(Moore, 1899)
Shovelnose Salamander
Desmognathus monticola
Dunn, 1916
Seal Salamander
Desmognathus ochrophaeus
Cope, 1859
Allegheny Mountain Dusky Salamander
Desmognathus ocoee
Nicholls, 1949
Ocoee Dusky Salamander
Desmognathus orestes
Tilley & Mahoney, 1996
Blue Ridge Dusky Salamander
Desmognathus organi
Crespi & Browne, 2010
Pygmy Salamander
Desmognathus planiceps
Newman, 1955
Flat-headed Salamander
Desmognathus quadramaculatus
(Holbrook, 1840)
Blackbelly Salamander
Desmognathus santeetlah
Tilley, 1981
Santeetlah Dusky Salamander
Desmognathus welteri
Barbour, 1950
Black Mountain Dusky Salamander
Desmognathus wrighti
King, 1936
Pygmy Salamander

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