Eurycea chamberlaini Harrison and Guttman, 2003

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Plethodontidae > Subfamily: Hemidactyliinae > Genus: Eurycea > Species: Eurycea chamberlaini

Eurycea chamberlaini Harrison and Guttman, 2003, Southeast. Nat., 2: 163. Holotype: USNM 547846, by original designation. Type locality: "Sesquicentennial State Park, Richland County, South Carolina", USA.

Eurycea (Eurycea) chamberlainiRaffaëlli, 2007, Les Urodèles du Monde: 189

Eurycea (Manculus) chamberlainiDubois and Raffaëlli, 2012, Alytes, 28: 77–161.

Eurycea (Typhlomolge) chamberlaini — Fouquette and Dubois, 2014, Checklist N.A. Amph. Rept.: 138.

English Names

Chamberlain's Dwarf Salamander (original publication; Collins and Taggart, 2009, Standard Common Curr. Sci. Names N. Am. Amph. Turtles Rept. Crocodil., ed. 6: 12; Tilley, Highton, and Wake, 2012, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 39: 27; Powell, Conant, and Collins, 2016, Field Guide Rept. Amph. E. North Am., 4th ed.: 54; Highton, Bonett, and Jockusch, 2017, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 43: 27).


Piedmont and coastal plain in both North and South Carolina the central coastal plain in North Carolina, USA.


Largely parapatric with Eurycea quadridigitata, it's presumptively closest relative, with which it had previously been confused. Harrison, 2005, in Lannoo (ed.), Amph. Declines: 738–739, provided a detailed account that summarized the literature. Graham, Timpe, and Giovanetto, 2008, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 494–495, provided the Crawford County, Georgia, USA record. Graham, Sorrel, Birkhead, Hoss, and Raymond, 2008, Herpetol. Rev., 39: 476, provided the first records for Alabama, discussed the range, as well as confusions with Eurycea quadridigitata. Graham and Birkhead, 2010, Herpetol. Rev., 41: 240, provided a number of range extensions in Georgia and discussed the range. Graham and Jensen, 2011, Herpetol. Rev., 42: 383, noted that this species likely has been confused with Eurycea quadridigitata. Thawley and Graham, 2012, Herpetol. Rev., 43: 297, provided a range extension to Covington County, Alabama, USA, and suggested that records of Eurycea quadridigitata previously reported from this county are referrable to this species. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 248, provided a brief account, photograph, and map. Altig and McDiarmid, 2015, Handb. Larval Amph. US and Canada: 115–116, provided an account of larval morphology and biology. Wray, Means, and Steppan, 2017, Herpetol. Monogr., 31: 18–46, revised the species, provided an account and restricted the range, reassigning previous records from Alabama and Georga to other species. 

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