Eurycea robusta (Longley, 1978)

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

Typhlomolge robusta Longley, 1978, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Serv., Alburquerque, New Mexico, Endangered Species Report, 2: 1–10. Holotype: Not stated; TNHC 20255, according to Longley in Potter and Sweet, 1981, Copeia, 1981: 70. Type locality: Beneath the Blanco River, 178 m elevation, 5 airline km NE of the Hays County Courthouse, San Marcos, Hays County, Texas [USA].

Typhlomolge robusta Longley In Potter and Sweet, 1981, Copeia, 1981: 70. Holotype: TNHC 20255, by original designation. Type locality: "beneath the Blanco River, 178 m elevation, 5 airline km NE of the Hays County Courthouse, San Marcos, Hays County, Texas", USA.

Typhlomolge robustusDuellman, 1993, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 21: 308. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

Eurycea robustaPetranka, 1998, Salamand. U.S. Canada: 275; Chippindale, Price, Wiens, and Hillis, 2000, Herpetol. Monogr., 14: 25.

Eurycea (Paedomolge, Notiomolge, Typhlomolge) robustaHillis, Chamberlain, Wilcox, and Chippindale, 2001, Herpetologica, 57: 275. Invalid name formulation under the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (1999) as discussed by Dubois, 2007, Cladistics, 23: 395.

Eurycea (Typhlomolge) robustaRaffaëlli, 2007, Les Urodèles du Monde: 181.

English Names

Blanco Blind Salamander (Collins, Huheey, Knight, and Smith, 1978, Herpetol. Circ., 7: 9; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 34; Collins, 1997, Herpetol. Circ., 25: 10; Crother, Boundy, Campbell, de Queiroz, Frost, Highton, Iverson, Meylan, Reeder, Seidel, Sites, Taggart, Tilley, and Wake, 2001 "2000", Herpetol. Circ., 29: 23; 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.: 61; Highton, Bonett, and Jockusch, 2017, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 43: 28).


Known only from the holotype (from beneath the bed of the Blanco River near San Marcos, Hays County, Texas, USA).


Potter and Sweet, 1981, Copeia, 1981: 70, gave a revised description. See accounts by Petranka, 1998, Salamand. U.S. Canada: 275, and Chippindale, 2000, in Bruce et al., Biol. Plethodontid Salamanders: 149–165. Chippindale, 2005, in Lannoo (ed.), Amph. Declines: 762, provided a detailed account that summarized the biology and conservation literature. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 241, provided a brief account, photograph, and map. Altig and McDiarmid, 2015, Handb. Larval Amph. US and Canada: 116–117, provided an account of larval morphology and biology.

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