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Desmognathus  Baird, 1850
Taxonomic Serial No.: 173632

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Leurognathus Moore, 1899
 
  Common Name(s): Dusky Salamanders [English]
 
    Seal Salamanders [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2009   
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassTetrapoda   
                      ClassAmphibia  – amphibiens, anfíbio, Amphibians  
                         OrderCaudata  – salamandres, salamandra, Salamanders  
                            FamilyPlethodontidae Gray, 1850 – Lungless Salamanders  
                               SubfamilyPlethodontinae Gray, 1850 – Plethodontine Salamanders  
                                  GenusDesmognathus Baird, 1850 – Dusky Salamanders, Seal Salamanders  
    Direct Children:  
                                     Species Desmognathus abditus Anderson and Tilley, 2003 – Cumberland Dusky Salamander 
                                     Species Desmognathus aeneus Brown and Bishop, 1947 – Seepage Salamander 
                                     Species Desmognathus apalachicolae Means and Karlin, 1989 – Apalachicola Dusky Salamander 
                                     Species Desmognathus auriculatus (Holbrook, 1838) – Southern Dusky Salamander 
                                     Species Desmognathus brimleyorum Stejneger, 1895 – Ouachita Salamander, Ouachita Dusky Salamander 
                                     Species Desmognathus carolinensis Dunn, 1916 – Carolina Mountain Dusky Salamander 
                                     Species Desmognathus conanti Rossman, 1958 – Spotted Dusky Salamander 
                                     Species Desmognathus folkertsi Camp, Tilley, Austin and Marshall, 2002 – Dwarf Black-bellied Salamander, Dwarf Blackbellied Salamander 
                                     Species Desmognathus fuscus (Rafinesque, 1820) – Northern Dusky Salamander, Dusky Salamander, salamandre sombre du nord 
                                     Species Desmognathus imitator Dunn, 1927 – Imitator Salamander 
                                     Species Desmognathus marmoratus (Moore, 1899) – Shovel-nosed Salamander 
                                     Species Desmognathus monticola Dunn, 1916 – Seal Salamander 
                                     Species Desmognathus ochrophaeus Cope, 1859 – Mountain Dusky Salamander, Allegheny Mountain Dusky Salamander, salamandre des montagnes 
                                     Species Desmognathus ocoee Nicholls, 1949 – Ocoee Salamander 
                                     Species Desmognathus orestes Tilley and Mahoney, 1996 – Blue Ridge Dusky Salamander 
                                     Species Desmognathus planiceps Newman, 1955  
                                     Species Desmognathus quadramaculatus (Holbrook, 1840) – Black-bellied Salamander 
                                     Species Desmognathus santeetlah Tilley, 1981 – Santeetlah Dusky Salamander, Yellow Dusky Salamander 
                                     Species Desmognathus welteri Barbour, 1950 – Black Mountain Salamander 
                                     Species Desmognathus wrighti King, 1936 – Pygmy Salamander 
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Roy W. McDiarmid  
  Notes: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center   
  Reference for: Desmognathus    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference, database (version 3)  
  Acquired: 2004   
  Notes: Frost, Darrel R. 2004. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 3.0 (22 August, 2004). Electronic Database accessible at http://research.amnh.org/herpetology/amphibia/index.html. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA   
  Reference for: Desmognathus   
       
  Source: Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference v5.3, database (version 5.3)  
  Acquired: 2009   
  Notes: Frost, Darrel R. 2009. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 5.3 (12 February, 2009). Electronic Database accessible at http://research.amnh.org/herpetology/amphibia/ American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA   
  Reference for: Desmognathus   
       
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Desmognathus   
       
  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, A. L. Gardner, and W. C. Starnes  
  Publication Date: 2004   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada, draft (2004)   
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  Notes: As-yet (2004) unpublished manuscript from 1998   
  Reference for: Desmognathus, Dusky Salamanders [English]   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, and A. L. Gardner  
  Publication Date: 1987   
  Article/Chapter Title: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Resource Publication, no. 166   
  Page(s): 79   
  Publisher: United States Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service   
  Publication Place: Washington, D.C., USA   
  ISBN/ISSN:    
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Desmognathus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Crother, Brian I., Jeff Boundy, Frank T. Burbrink, et al. / Moriarty, John J., ed.  
  Publication Date: 2008   
  Article/Chapter Title: Scientific and Standard English Names of Amphibians and Reptiles of North America North of Mexico, With Comments Regarding Confidence in Our Understanding, Sixth Ed.   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Herpetological Circular No. 37   
  Page(s): 1-84   
  Publisher: Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-916984-74-5   
  Notes: Available free as a PDF at http://ssarherps.org/pages/HerpCommNames.php   
  Reference for: Desmognathus, Dusky Salamanders [English]   
       

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