Plethodon angusticlavius Grobman, 1944

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Plethodontidae > Subfamily: Plethodontinae > Genus: Plethodon > Species: Plethodon angusticlavius

Plethodon cinereus angusticlavius Grobman, 1944, Ann. New York Acad. Sci., 45: 302. Holotype: AMNH 40366, by original designation. Type locality: "Mud Cave, near Fairy Cave, Stone County, Missouri", USA.

Plethodon dorsalis angusticlaviusThurow, 1956, Herpetologica, 12: 177.

Plethodon angusticlaviusCollins, 1991, Herpetol. Rev., 22: 43; Highton, 1997, Herpetologica, 53: 354.

Plethodon (Plethodon) angusticlaviusVieites, Nieto-Roman, Wake, and Wake, 2011, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 59: 632, by implication.

English Names

Narrow-striped Red-backed Salamander (Schmidt, 1953, Check List N. Am. Amph. Rept., Ed. 6: 33).

Ozark Red-backed Salamander (Conant, Cagle, Goin, Lowe, Neill, Netting, Schmidt, Shaw, Stebbins, and Bogert, 1956, Copeia, 1956: 175; Conant, 1958, Field Guide Rept. Amph. E. Cent. N. Am.: 231).

Ozark Salamander (Conant, 1975, Field Guide Rept. Amph. E. Cent. N. Am., Ed. 2: 274; Crother, Boundy, Campbell, de Queiroz, Frost, Highton, Iverson, Meylan, Reeder, Seidel, Sites, Taggart, Tilley, and Wake, 2001 "2000", Herpetol. Circ., 29: 26).

Ozark Zigzag Salamander (Collins, Huheey, Knight, and Smith, 1978, Herpetol. Circ., 7: 8; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 32; Collins, 1997, Herpetol. Circ., 25: 8; 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; Powell, Conant, and Collins, 2016, Field Guide Rept. Amph. E. North Am., 4th ed.: 76; Highton, Bonett, and Jockusch, 2017, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 43: 31).


Ozark uplift of northern Arkansas, southeastern Missouri, and northeastern Oklahoma, USA.


In the Plethodon welleri group of Highton and Larson, 1979, Syst. Zool., 28: 579–599. See comments by Highton, 1997, Herpetologica, 53: 353–355. Meshaka, 2005, in Lannoo (ed.), Amph. Declines: 790–791, provided a detailed account that summarized the biology and conservation literature. Reviewed by Meshaka and Trauth, 2006, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 804: 1–3. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 393, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. 

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