Eurycea robusta (Longley, 1978:14)

Blanco blind salamander



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Typhlomolge robusta Longley, 1978:14


Conservation Status


Last record: 23 July 1951



Hays County, Texas


Anatomy & Morphology



Biology & Ecology




Holotype: TNHC 20255 (adult female)






Original scientific description:

Longley, G. 1978. Report under contract. Pp. 14–16 in Status of Typhlomolge (= Eurycea) rathbuni, the Texas blind salamander. Endangered Species Report, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2: 1-44.


Other references:

Chippindale, P.T., A.H. Price, Wiens, J.J. & Hillis, D.M. (2000). Phylogenetic relationships of central Texas hemidactyliine plethodontid salamanders, genus Eurycea, and a taxonomic revision of the group. Herpetological Monographs 14: 1-80.

Davis, D. R., and T. J. LaDuc. 2021. “Texas’ Threatened and Endangered Species.” P. 101 in Texas Almanac 2022–2023, 71st ed. (R. Hatch, ed.), Texas State Historical Association, Austin, Texas.

Dixon, J. R. 1987. Amphibians and reptiles of Texas, with keys, taxonomic synopses, bibliography, and distribution map [1st Edition]. Texas A&M University Press, College Station, Texas.

Hillis, D.M., Chamberlain, D.A., Wilcox, T.P., & Chippindale, P.T. (2001). A new species of subterranean blind salamander (Plethodontidae: Hemidactyliini: Eurycea: Typhlomolge) from Austin, Texas, and a systematic revision of central Texas paedomorphic salamanders. Herpetologica 57: 266–280.

Potter, F. E., and S. S. Sweet. 1981. Generic boundaries in Texas cave salamanders, and a redescription of Typhlomolge robusta (Amphibia: Plethodontidae). Copeia 1981: 64-75.

Russell, W. H. 1976. Distribution of troglobitic salamanders in the San Marcos area, Hays County, Texas. Biological Investigations of Troglobitic Eurycea Report 7601: 1-35.

Schmidly, David J., Bradley, Robert D., Bradley, Lisa C. and Yancey, Franklin D. II (eds.). (2023). Taxonomic Catalogs for the Recent Terrestrial Vertebrates (Species and Subspecies) Described from Texas. Special Publications of the Museum of Texas Tech University 77: iii + 385 pp.


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