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Old 1st April 2007   #1 (permalink)
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I know that Desmognathus sp. taxonomy is a mess, but does anyone know if D. carolinensis is recognized as a species anymore?



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According to <u>Guide and Reference to the Amphibians of Eastern and Central North America (North of Mexico)</u> by R.D. Bartlett and Patricia P. Bartlett, copyright: 2006, Desmognathus carolinensis is a valid species, there is also a photo of it in this book.

These websites have pictures of them:
http://www.herp-pix.org/caudates/des...linensis1.html

http://www.science.smith.edu/departm..._sgtilley.html

http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/cgi/img_query?stat=BROWSE_IMG&amp;query_src=photos_bro wseimgs_amphibian_sci&amp;where-lifeform=Amphibian&amp;where-taxon=Desmognathus+carolinensis

Oh and one more:
http://www.caudata.org/cc/species/De...linensis.shtml

I'm not sure why its not a hyperlink, just copy paste it into the address bar.






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It seems to be really a good species, with even 2 populations close to the species level (Petranka, Highton, Tilley). We bred it twice in captivity, and one thing strange is that this species seems to be not agressive at all, which is not the case for the vast majority of Desmognathus, including other species of the "ochrophaeus complex".



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