Pseudotriton

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Pseudotriton
Pseudotriton montanus.jpg
Pseudotriton montanus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Urodela
Family: Plethodontidae
Subfamily: Hemidactyliinae
Genus: Pseudotriton
Tschudi, 1838
Type species
Salamandra subfusca
Green, 1818
Diversity
2 or 3 species (see text)
Synonyms

Mycetoglossus Bonaparte, 1839
Batrachopsis Fitzinger, 1843
Pelodytes Gistel, 1848

Pseudotriton is a genus of salamanders in the family Plethodontidae. They are endemic to eastern and southern United States, from New York south to Florida and west to southern Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, and eastern Louisiana. They are commonly known as red salamanders or mud salamanders.[1]

Species[edit]

The number of species depends on the source. The Amphibian Species of the World lists the following three species:[1]

However, AmphibiaWeb lists only two species as it treats Pseudotriton diastictus as a subspecies of Pseudotriton montanus,[2] as does the International Union for Conservation of Nature.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Frost, Darrel R. (2015). "Pseudotriton Tschudi, 1838". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "Plethodontidae". AmphibiaWeb: Information on amphibian biology and conservation. [web application]. Berkeley, California: AmphibiaWeb. 2015. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  3. ^ Hammerson, G.A. (2008). "Pseudotriton montanus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 18 May 2015.