Plethodon neomexicanus Stebbins and Riemer, 1950

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

Plethodon neomexicanus Stebbins and Riemer, 1950, Copeia, 1950: 73. Holotype: MVZ 49033, by original designation. Type locality: "12 miles west and 4 miles south of Los Alamos, 8,750 feet altitude +/-, Sandoval County, New Mexico", USA.

Plethodon (Hightonia) neomexicanusVieites, Nieto-Roman, Wake, and Wake, 2011, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 59: 632.

English Names

Jemez Mountains Salamander (Stebbins, 1951, Amph. W. North Am.: 76; Schmidt, 1953, Check List N. Am. Amph. Rept., Ed. 6: 40; Conant, Cagle, Goin, Lowe, Neill, Netting, Schmidt, Shaw, Stebbins, and Bogert, 1956, Copeia, 1956: 175; Stebbins, 1966, Field Guide W. North Am. Rept. Amph.: 42; Collins, Huheey, Knight, and Smith, 1978, Herpetol. Circ., 7: 8; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 33; 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: 27; Tilley, Highton, and Wake, 2012, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 39: 21; Collins and Taggart, 2009, Standard Common Curr. Sci. Names N. Am. Amph. Turtles Rept. Crocodil., ed. 6: 14; Tilley, Highton, and Wake, 2012, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 39: 30; Highton, Bonett, and Jockusch, 2017, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 43: 31).


Jemez Mountains of New Mexico, Sandoval, Los Alamos, and Rio Arriba counties, USA, 2130–3435 m elevation.


In the Plethodon neomexicanus group of Highton and Larson, 1979, Syst. Zool., 28: 579–599. Reviewed by Williams, 1973, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 131: 1–2. Stebbins, 2003, Field Guide W. Rept. Amph., Ed. 3: 173, provided a brief account, figure, and map. Painter, 2005, in Lannoo (ed.), Amph. Declines: 828–829, provided a detailed account that summarized the biology and conservation literature. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 640. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 405, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. 

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