Ambystoma bishopi Goin, 1950

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Ambystomatidae > Genus: Ambystoma > Species: Ambystoma bishopi

Ambystoma cingulatum bishopi Goin, 1950, Ann. Carnegie Mus., 31: 300. Holotype: CM 29137, by original designation. Type locality: "about five miles north of Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida", USA.

Ambystoma (Linguaelapsus) cingulatum bishopi — Tihen, 1958, Bull. Florida State Mus., Biol. Sci., 3: 43. 

Ambystoma bishopiPauly, Piskurek, and Shaffer, 2007, Mol. Ecol., 16: 415.

Linguaelapsus bishopiPauly, Piskurek, and Shaffer, 2007, Mol. Ecol., 16: 415.

Ambystoma (Linguaelapsus) bishopiDubois and Raffaëlli, 2012, Alytes, 28: 48.

English Names

Reticulated Salamander (Schmidt, 1953, Check List N. Am. Amph. Rept., Ed. 6: 17).

Reticulated Flatwoods Salamander (Conant, Cagle, Goin, Lowe, Neill, Netting, Schmidt, Shaw, Stebbins, and Bogert, 1956, Copeia, 1956: 173; Tilley, Highton, and Wake, 2012, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 39: 13; Collins and Taggart, 2009, Standard Common Curr. Sci. Names N. Am. Amph. Turtles Rept. Crocodil., ed. 6: 10; Tilley, Highton, and Wake, 2012, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 39: 23; Powell, Conant, and Collins, 2016, Field Guide Rept. Amph. E. North Am., 4th ed.: 31; Highton, Bonett, and Jockusch, 2017, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 43: 22).


Gulf coastal plain from the Mobile Bay region of southern Alabama, through southwestern Georgia to the Apalachicola River in northern Florida, USA. 


See account by Martof, 1968, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 57: 1–2 (as Ambystoma cingulatum bishopi). Petranka, 1998, Salamand. U.S. Canada: 50–53, provided an account of Ambystoma cingulatum in the sense of including Ambystoma bishopi as a synonym. Pauly, Piskurek, and Shaffer, 2007, Mol. Ecol., 16: 415–429, provided evidence that Ambystoma cingulatum and Ambystoma bishopi are not conspecific. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 115, provided a brief account, photo, and map. Altig and McDiarmid, 2015, Handb. Larval Amph. US and Canada: 82–83, provided an account of larval morphology. Wendt, Haas, Gorman, and Roberts, 2021, Conserv. Genetics, 22: 551–567, reported on metapopulation genetics in two breeding populations on Eglin Air Force Base, western Florida, USA. Palis, Gorman, and Pauly, 2022, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 929: 1–21, provided a detailed account and literature review as well as providing a range map. Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 183–184, provided an account summarizing systematics, life history, population status, and distribution (including a polygon map). 

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