Aneides iecanus (Cope, 1883)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Plethodontidae > Subfamily: Plethodontinae > Genus: Aneides > Species: Aneides iecanus

Plethodon iëcanus Cope, 1883, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 35: 24. Holotype: ANSP 14061, according to Fowler and Dunn, 1917, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 69: 23; Malnate, 1971, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 123: 348. Type locality: "United States fish-hatching establishment on the McCloud River, in Shasta County", California, USA; rendered as "Baird", McCloud River, Shasta County, California, USA by Dunn, 1926, Salamanders Fam. Plethodontidae: 223.

Anaides iëcanusCope, 1886, Proc. Am. Philos. Soc., 23: 526.

Autodax iecanusCope, 1889, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 34: 187.

Aneides iecanusGrinnell and Camp, 1917, Univ. California Publ. Zool., 17: 135; Rissler and Apodaca, 2007, Syst. Biol., 56: 938, by implication; Reilly and Wake, 2019, PeerJ, 7(e:7370): 4. 

Aneides (Aneides) iecanusDubois and Raffaëlli, 2012, Alytes, 28: 144.

English Names

Shasta Salamander (As Aneides flavipunctatus: Bishop, 1943, Handb. Salamanders: 336. As Aneides flavipunctatus flavipunctatus: Schmidt, 1953, Check List N. Am. Amph. Rept., Ed. 6: 50).


Western Shasta County, possibly extending into extreme southern Siskiyou and northwestern Tehama counties, northern California, USA.


See comment under Aneides flavipunctatus for access to relevant taxonomic literature. Removed from the synonymy of Aneides flavipunctatus by Rissler and Apodaca, 2007, Syst. Biol., 56: 938 (by implication) and Reilly and Wake, 2019, PeerJ, 7(e:7370): 4, where it had been placed by Storer, 1925, Univ. California Publ. Zool., 27: 119; Dunn, 1926, Salamanders Fam. Plethodontidae: 220; Slevin, 1928, Occas. Pap. California Acad. Sci., 16: 66; Myers and Maslin, 1948, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 61: 127-138. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 411, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. Reilly and Wake, 2019, PeerJ, 7(e:7370): 1–36, revised the species and provided a detailed range map. 

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