Desmognathus campi Pyron and Beamer, 2023

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

Desmognathus campi Pyron and Beamer, 2023, Zootaxa, 5311: 477. Holotype: AMNH A-193892, by original designation. Type locality: "a tributary of the Middle Oconee River (G[eorgi]A: Clarke; 33.891, -83.366, 171m ASL)." Zoobank publication registration: 55C03344-6CA2-43A1-9785-8E06B7A9BA03

English Names

Camp's Dusk Salamander (original publication). 

Savannah Dusky Salamander (original publcation). 


Most populations are found in the Altamaha–St. Marys, Ogeechee–Savannah, and western Edisto–Santee River drainages in the Atlantic Coastal Plain of western South Carolina and eastern Georgia, USA; a geographically limited group of headwater populations in Transylvania County, North Carolina in the Upper Tennessee River drainage represent a distinct sublineage of potentially hybrid origin. Elevational range ~0–900m.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: United States of America, United States of America - Georgia, United States of America - North Carolina, United States of America - South Carolina

Endemic: United States of America


Formerly referred to as the Desmognathus conanti A lineage of Kozak, Larson, Bonett, and Harmon, 2005, Evolution, 59: 2000–2016, according to the original publication, where comparative morphology, molecular markers, habitat, and range were detailed. 

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