Desmognathus pascagoula Pyron, O'Connell, Lamb, and Beamer, 2022

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

Desmognathus pascagoula Pyron, O'Connell, Lamb, and Beamer, 2022, Zootaxa, 5133: 66. Holotype: USNM 596040, by original designation. Type locality: "a small seep feeding into Ward Bayou at Ward Bayou WMA, Jackson Co., Mississippi (30.56, -88.62; 3m ASL)".

English Names

Pascagoula Dusky Salamander (original publication). 


Seeps or pools of leafy muck in the floodplains or swampy lowlands adjacent to larger creeks or rivers in southeastern Mississippi (Jackson, Green, and Perry counties) and southwestern Alabama (Baldwin and Mobile counties). 


Previously confused with Desmognathus valentinei according to the original publication, where habitat, comparative morphology, and molecular systematics were detailed.  

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