Aneides niger Myers and Maslin, 1948

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

Aneides flavipunctatus niger Myers and Maslin, 1948, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 61: 132. Holotype: CAS-SU 2938, by original designation. Type locality: "near the forks of Waddell Creek, Santa Cruz County, California", USA.

Aneides nigerRissler and Apodaca, 2007, Syst. Biol., 56: 938, by implication; Collins and Taggart, 2009, Standard Common Curr. Sci. Names N. Am. Amph. Turtles Rept. Crocodil., ed. 6: 11.

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

English Names

Black Salamander (Aneides flavipunctatus niger: Schmidt, 1953, Check List N. Am. Amph. Rept., Ed. 6: 50).

Santa Cruz Black Salamander (Aneides flavipunctatus niger: Conant, Cagle, Goin, Lowe, Neill, Netting, Schmidt, Shaw, Stebbins, and Bogert, 1956, Copeia, 1956: 173; Stebbins, 1966, Field Guide W. North Am. Rept. Amph.: 49; Collins, Huheey, Knight, and Smith, 1978, Herpetol. Circ., 7: 5; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 29; 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: 19; Tilley, Highton, and Wake, 2012, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 39: 24; Aneides niger: Collins and Taggart, 2009, Standard Common Curr. Sci. Names N. Am. Amph. Turtles Rept. Crocodil., ed. 6: 11; Highton, Bonett, and Jockusch, 2017, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 43: 24).


San Mateo, Santa Cruz, and western Santa Clara counties of the San Francisco Peninsula, California, USA, south and west of San Francisco Bay. 


See comment under Aneides flavipunctatusRaffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 411, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. See comment under Aneides flavipunctatus for access to relevant taxonomic literature. 

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