Tennessee cave salamander

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Tennessee cave salamander
Gyrinophilus palleucus Tennessee Cave Salamander.JPG
Specimen at the Tennessee Aquarium
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Caudata
Family: Plethodontidae
Genus: Gyrinophilus
Species: G. palleucus
Binomial name
Gyrinophilus palleucus
McCrady, 1954

The Tennessee cave salamander (Gyrinophilus palleucus) is a species of salamander in the Plethodontidae family, endemic to the United States. Its natural habitats are inland karsts and caves. It is threatened by habitat loss.


  1. ^ Hammerson, Geoffrey & Beachy, Christopher (2004). "Gyrinophilus palleucus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2009.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 28 November 2009. 
  • McCrady, E. 1954. A new species of Gyrinophilus (Plethodontidae) from Tennessee Caves. Copeia, vol. 1954, no. 3, pp. 200-206.

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