Desmognathus adatsihi Pyron and Beamer, 2022

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Plethodontidae > Subfamily: Plethodontinae > Genus: Desmognathus > Species: Desmognathus adatsihi

Desmognathus adatsihi Pyron and Beamer, 2022, Zootaxa, 5190: 215. Holotype: USNM 596065, by original designation. Type locality: "Cataloochee Balsam in Great Smoky Mountains National Park (NC: Swain; . . .), ~1650m ASL.", Swain County, North Carolina, USA.http://zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:F5B7642B-1EB8-41BB-BA51-BB5919EFA907

English Names

Cherokee Mountain Dusky Salamander (original publication). 

Great Smokies Mountain Dusky Salamander (original publication). 

Distribution

Great Smoky Mountains of extreme northeastern Tennessee and adjacent North Carolina and the Plott Balsam Mountains of extreme western North Carolina, USA, at elevations about 1200 m. 

Comment

Corresponds to the Desmognathus ocoee A lineage as delimited by Tilley, Merritt, Wu, and Highton, 1978, Evolution, 32: 93–115, Kozak, Larson, Bonett, and Harmon, 2005, Evolution, 59: 2000–2016, Beamer and Lamb, 2020, Zootaxa, 4734: 1–61, Pyron, O'Connell, Lemmon, Lemmon, and Beamer, 2020, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 146 (106751): 1–13, and Pyron, O'Connell, Lemmon, Lemmon, and Beamer, 2022, Ecol. Evol., 12 (2: e8574): 1–38, according to the original publication where mtDNA, nuDNA, and morphological evidence were discussed. 

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