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Plethodon ainsworthi Lazell, 1998

Ainsworth’s salamander, Bay Springs salamander

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

This taxon may be invalid as morphological distortion may have taken place due to improper preservation of the types (Himes & Beckett, 2013).

 

Conservation Status

Extinct

Last record: 12 June 1964

IUCN RedList status: Extinct

 

Distribution

"two miles south of Bay Springs, Jasper County, Mississippi, USA" (Hammerson, 2004)

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

Only known from two specimens (Lazell, 1998; Hammerson, 2004)

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Lazell, J. (1998). New salamander of the genus Plethodon from Mississippi. Copeia 1998: 967-970.

 

Other references:

Blackburn, L., Nanjappa, P. and Lannoo, M.J. 2001. An Atlas of the Distribution of U.S. Amphibians. Ball State University, Muncie, IN, USA.

Geoffrey Hammerson. (2004). Plethodon ainsworthi. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. (http://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 17 February 2013.

Geoffrey Hammerson. 2004. Plethodon ainsworthi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T29488A9501575. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T29488A9501575.en. Accessed on 02 July 2022.

Himes, John G. and Beckett, David C. (2013). The Status of Plethodon ainsworthi Lazell: Extinct, Extant, or Nonexistent? Southeastern Naturalist 12(4): 851-856. [Abstract]

http://extinctanimals.proboards.com/thread/10341/plethodon-ainsworthi

 

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