Aneides flavipunctatus
Black Salamander, Speckled Black Salamander
Subgenus: Aneides
family: Plethodontidae
subfamily: Plethodontinae
Taxonomic Notes: Reilly & Wake (2019, PeerJ DOI 10.7717/peerj.7370), building on earlier papers by Rissler & Apodaca (2007, Syst Biol 56: 924-942) and Reilly & Wake (2015, J Biogeog 42: 280-291), revised the taxonomy of a species complex and recognized four species: A. flavipunctatus (which has the greatest geographic range and is the most variable in morphology and molecular markers, A. iecanus, A. klamathensis and A. niger.

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Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: United States

U.S. state distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: California, Oregon

IUCN (Red List) status: Near Threatened (NT).
For Red List information on this species, see the IUCN species account.


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From Laura Blackburn, Priya Nanjappa, and Michael J. Lannoo (2001) US Amphibian Dist. Maps (

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