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. Zoobank publication registration: F5B7642B-1EB8-41BB-BA51-BB5919EFA907

English Names

Cherokee Mountain Dusky Salamander (original publication). 

Great Smokies Mountain Dusky Salamander (original publication). 


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

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: United States of America, United States of America - North Carolina, United States of America - Tennessee

Endemic: United States of America


Corresponds to the Desmognathus ocoee A lineage of 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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