Stereochilus Cope, 1869

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Plethodontidae > Subfamily: Hemidactyliinae > Genus: Stereochilus
1 species

Stereochilus Cope, 1869, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 21: 100. Type species: Pseudotriton marginatus Hallowell, 1856, by monotypy.

English Names

Many-lined Salamanders (Conant, Cagle, Goin, Lowe, Neill, Netting, Schmidt, Shaw, Stebbins, and Bogert, 1956, Copeia, 1956: 175; 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; Collins and Taggart, 2009, Standard Common Curr. Sci. Names N. Am. Amph. Turtles Rept. Crocodil., ed. 6: 15; Tilley, Highton, and Wake, 2012, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 39: 31; Highton, Bonett, and Jockusch, 2017, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 43: 34).


The Atlantic coastal plain from near Petersburg in southeastern Virginia, to extreme northeastern Florida, USA.


Reviewed by Rabb, 1966, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 25: 1. In the tribe Spelerpini of Vieites, Nieto-Roman, Wake, and Wake, 2011, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 59: 633. See comments under Hemidactyliini for relevant literature on phylogenetic relationships. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 237, provided a brief accounts, photograph, and map. 

Contained taxa (1 sp.):

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