Phaeognathus Highton, 1961

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Plethodontidae > Subfamily: Plethodontinae > Genus: Phaeognathus
1 species

Phaeognathus Highton, 1961, Copeia, 1961: 66. Type species: Phaeognathus hubrichti Highton, 1961, by original designation.

English Names

Red Hills Salamanders (Collins, Huheey, Knight, and Smith, 1978, Herpetol. Circ., 7: 7; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 32; Collins, 1997, Herpetol. Circ., 25: 8; Crother, Boundy, Campbell, de Queiroz, Frost, Highton, Iverson, Meylan, Reeder, Seidel, Sites, Taggart, Tilley, and Wake, 2001 "2000", Herpetol. Circ., 29: 25; Tilley, Highton, and Wake, 2012, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 39: 20; Collins and Taggart, 2009, Standard Common Curr. Sci. Names N. Am. Amph. Turtles Rept. Crocodil., ed. 6: 13; Tilley, Highton, and Wake, 2012, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 39: 29 Highton, Bonett, and Jockusch, 2017, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 43: 30).


Wooded Alabama Coastal Plain (Wilcox, Covington, Butler, Crenshaw, Monroe, and Conecuh counties), southern edge of the Red Hills region, USA.


Reviewed by Brandon, 1966, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 26: 1-2. Macey, 2005, Cladistics, 21: 194–202, and Chippindale, Bonett, Baldwin, and Wiens, 2004, Evolution, 58: 2809–2822, considered Phaeognathus to be the sister taxon of DesmognathusApodaca and Rissler, 2012, Conserv. Genetics, 13: 913–923, discussed landscape genetics and range. 

Contained taxa (1 sp.):

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