A cryptic species of dusky salamander from the southern United States

Main report: A new species of dusky salamander (Amphibia: Plethodontidae: Desmognathus) from the Eastern Gulf Coastal Plain of the United States and a redescription of D. auriculatus
Other Reporting: Novataxa Blog, ResearchGate
Scientific Paper: Zootaxa   
New Taxa: Desmognathus valentinei
Common Name: Valentine’s Southern Dusky Salamander
Species named for: Barry D. Valentine
Categories: Amphibians | New Species
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The southern dusky salamander from the eastern Gulf Coastal Plain, first described in 1989 of the United States is redescribed as two species, with the new species as Desmognathus valentinei.

A. Adult male Desmognathus valentinei sp. nov. from Talisheek Bay, St. Tammany Parish.  B. with gravid  female.  Means Lamb & Bernardo 2017

Fittingly and finally, a frog named for David Attenborough
A new frog on the dark side of the moon

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