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Plethodon cinereus  (Green, 1818)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 173649

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Salamandra cinerea Green, 1818
 
    Plethodon cinereus cinereus (Green, 1818)
 
    Salamandra erythronota Rafinesque, 1818
 
    Salamandra erithronota Rafinesque, 1818
 
    Salamandra agilis Sager, 1839
 
    Sauropsis erythronotus (Rafinesque, 1818)
 
    Plethodon erythronota (Rafinesque, 1818)
 
    Ambystoma erythronotum (Rafinesque, 1818)
 
    Plethodon erythronotum (Rafinesque, 1818)
 
    Salamandra puncticulata Duméril, Bibron and Duméril, 1854
 
    Saurophis erythronotus (Rafinesque, 1818)
 
    Spelerpes erythronota (Rafinesque, 1818)
 
    Plethodon huldae Grobman, 1949
 
    Plethodon erythronotus cinereus (Green, 1818)
 
    Plethodon erythronotus erythronotus (Rafinesque, 1818)
 
    Plethodon cinereus erythronotus (Rafinesque, 1818)
 
    Plethodon cinereus erythronota (Rafinesque, 1818)
 
  Common Name(s): Redback Salamander [English]
 
    salamandre rayée [French]
 
    Red-backed Salamander [English]
 
    Eastern Red-backed Salamander [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
       

 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  
                                  GenusPlethodon Tschudi, 1838 – Woodland Salamanders  
                                     SpeciesPlethodon cinereus (Green, 1818) – Redback Salamander, salamandre rayée, Red-backed Salamander, Eastern Red-backed Salamander  
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Roy W. McDiarmid  
  Notes: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center   
  Reference for: Plethodon cinereus    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: CDP, database (version 1999)  
  Acquired: 2003   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Redback Salamander[English], salamandre rayée [French]   
       
  Source: Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference v6, database (version 6.0)  
  Acquired: 2019   
  Notes: Frost, Darrel R. 2019. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6 (12 September, 2019). Electronic Database accessible at http://research.amnh.org/herpetology/amphibia/index.html American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA   
  Reference for: Plethodon cinereus   
       
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Plethodon cinereus   
       
  Publication(s):    
  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: Plethodon cinereus   
       
  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: Plethodon cinereus, Eastern Red-backed Salamander [English]   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Crother, Brian I., Jeff Boundy, Jonathan A. Campbell, et al. / Moriarty, John J., ed.  
  Publication Date: 2000   
  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   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Herpetological Circular, no. 29   
  Page(s): iv + 82   
  Publisher:    
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-916984-54-0   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Plethodon cinereus, Eastern Red-backed Salamander [English]   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Crother, Brian I., Jeff Boundy, Jonathan A. Campbell, K. de Queiroz, et al. / Moriarty, John J., ed.  
  Publication Date: 2000   
  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   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Herpetological Circular, no. 29   
  Page(s): iv + 82   
  Publisher:    
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-916984-54-0   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Eastern Red-backed Salamander[English]   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Crother, Brian I., Ronald M. Bonett, Jeff Boundy, Frank T. Burbrink, et al. / Moriarty, John J., ed.  
  Publication Date: 2017   
  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, Eighth Ed.   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Herpetological Circular, no. 43   
  Page(s): 102   
  Publisher:    
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 978-1-946681-003   
  Notes: Available free as PDF, and as updated database, at https://ssarherps.org/publications/north-american-checklist/   
  Reference for: Eastern Red-backed Salamander[English]   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: North America  
       
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Continental US, Native  
    Canada, Native  
 

 

   

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