Ambystoma mabeei Bishop, 1928

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

Ambystoma mabeei Bishop, 1928, J. Elisha Mitchell Sci. Soc., 43: 157. Holotype: USNM 75058, by original designation. Type locality: "low grounds of the Black River near Dunn, [Harnett County,] N[orth]. C[arolina].", USA.

Ambystoma (Linguaelapsus) mabeeiTihen, 1958, Bull. Florida State Mus., Biol. Sci., 3: 3, 43; Dubois and Raffaëlli, 2012, Alytes, 28: 77–161. See comment under Ambystoma regarding the status of this subgenus. 

Linguaelapsus mabeeiFreytag, 1959, Vierteiljahrschrift Naturforsch. Ges. Zürich, 104: 79–89.

Ambystoma mabeeiHardy and Anderson, 1970, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 81: 1.

English Names

Mabee's Salamander (Bishop, 1943, Handb. Salamanders: 136; Schmidt, 1953, Check List N. Am. Amph. Rept., Ed. 6: 20; Conant, Cagle, Goin, Lowe, Neill, Netting, Schmidt, Shaw, Stebbins, and Bogert, 1956, Copeia, 1956: 173; Conant, 1975, Field Guide Rept. Amph. E. Cent. N. Am., Ed. 2: 253; Collins, Huheey, Knight, and Smith, 1978, Herpetol. Circ., 7: 4; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 27; Collins, 1997, Herpetol. Circ., 25: 5; Crother, Boundy, Campbell, de Queiroz, Frost, Highton, Iverson, Meylan, Reeder, Seidel, Sites, Taggart, Tilley, and Wake, 2001 "2000", Herpetol. Circ., 29: 18; 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.: 33; Highton, Bonett, and Jockusch, 2017, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 43: 22).


Coastal plain of southeastern Virginia, eastern North Carolina and eastern South Carolina south to the Savannah River, USA.


See detailed accounts by Hardy and Anderson, 1970, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 81: 1–2, Petranka, 1998, Salamand. U.S. Canada: 68–70, and Mitchell, 2005, in Lannoo (ed.), Amph. Declines: 616–617. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 113–114, provided a brief account, photo, and map. Altig and McDiarmid, 2015, Handb. Larval Amph. US and Canada: 86–87, provided an account of larval morphology. Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 181, provided an account, summarizing systematics, life history, population status, and distribution (including a polygon map).

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