Notophthalmus perstriatus (Bishop, 1941)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Salamandridae > Subfamily: Pleurodelinae > Genus: Notophthalmus > Species: Notophthalmus perstriatus

Triturus perstriatus Bishop, 1941, Occas. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 451: 3. Holotype: UMMZ 89761, by original designation. Type locality: "Dedge pond, 2 miles east of Chesser's Island, Charlton County, Georgia", USA.

Diemyctylus perstriatusNeill, 1952, Copeia, 1952: 195; Neill, 1954, Publ. Res. Div. Ross Allen’s Rept. Inst., 1: 79.

Notophthalmus perstriatusSmith, 1953, Herpetologica, 9: 98.

Diemictylus viridescens perstriatusSchmidt, 1953, Check List N. Am. Amph. Rept., Ed. 6: 25.

Notophthalmus perstriatusMecham, 1967, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 38: 1.

Notophthalmus (Notophthalmus) perstriatusDubois and Raffaëlli, 2009, Alytes, 26: 67.

English Names

Striped Newt (Bishop, 1943, Handb. Salamanders: 86; Schmidt, 1953, Check List N. Am. Amph. Rept., Ed. 6: 25; Conant, Cagle, Goin, Lowe, Neill, Netting, Schmidt, Shaw, Stebbins, and Bogert, 1956, Copeia, 1956: 174; Conant, 1975, Field Guide Rept. Amph. E. Cent. N. Am., Ed. 2: 259; Collins, Huheey, Knight, and Smith, 1978, Herpetol. Circ., 7: 9; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 35; 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; Collins and Taggart, 2009, Standard Common Curr. Sci. Names N. Am. Amph. Turtles Rept. Crocodil., ed. 6: 15; Tilley, Highton, and Wake, 2012, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 39: 29 Highton, Bonett, and Jockusch, 2017, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 43: 30).


Southern Georgia and northern Florida, USA.


See accounts by Mecham, 1967, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 38: 1–2, and Petranka, 1998, Salamand. U.S. Canada: 448–450. Dodd, 2005, in Lannoo (ed.), Amph. Declines: 887–889, 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: 642. Altig and McDiarmid, 2015, Handb. Larval Amph. US and Canada: 133–134, provided an account of larval morphology and biology. 

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