New County Records and Other Data Since 1996

Ambystoma texanum (Matthes) - Small-mouthed Salamander 

Since publication of Atlas of Amphibians in Tennessee (Redmond, W. H. and A. F. Scott. 1996. The Center for Field Biology, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN. 94 pp.), several applicable taxonomic and nomenclatural changes and numerous reports of new county records have appeared in the literature. Following are comments, accompanied by cited references, on the taxonomic and nomenclatural changes plus bibliographical information on new county records as they pertain to A. texanum:

Taxonomic and Nomenclatural Changes

Since the Atlas of Amphibians in Tennessee was published in 1996, the specimens originally identified and reported as A. texanum from Davidson and Jackson counties have been determined, along with another recently discovered specimen from Rutherford County, to be A. barbouri (Streamside Salamander), which is a new species for the state (Scott et al. 1997). Therefore, dots in Davidson and Jackson counties on the A. texanum distribution map should be deleted.

Literature Cited:

Scott, A. F., B. T. Miller, M. Brown, J. W. Petranka. 1997. Geographic distribution: Ambystoma barbouri. Herpetol. Rev. 28:155.

Updated Distribution Map
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Update to Ambystoma texanum

Literature Containing New County Records

Coffee County 

Miller, B. T., J. W. Lamb, and J. L. Miller.  2005. The herpetofauna of Arnold Air Force Base in the barrens of South-Central Tennessee.  Southeastern Naturalist 4:51-62.