Desmognathus valentinei Means, Lamb, and Bernardo, 2017

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

Desmognathus valentinei Means, Lamb, and Bernardo, 2017, Zootaxa, 4263: 484. Holotype: MCZ A-143850, by original designation. Type locality: "Talisheek Bay swamp, ~20 m elevation, east of Money Hill Road, 30.568056˚ N, 89.927778˚ W, in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana", USA.  

English Names

Valentine’s Southern Dusky Salamander (original publication; Highton, Bonett, and Jockusch, 2017, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 43: 26). 


Southeastern Louisiana, southern Mississippi, and southwestern Alabama, USA. 


Confused with Desmognathus auriculatus prior to its naming according to the original publication. 

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