New County Records and Other Data Since 1996
Eurycea longicauda (Green) - Long-tailed Salamander
Eurycea guttolineata (Holbrook) - Three-lined 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. Comments, accompanied by cited references, on the taxonomic and nomenclatural changes plus bibliographical information on new county records as they pertain to E. longicauda follow:
Taxonomic and Nomenclatural Changes
When the Atlas of Amphibians in Tennessee appeared in1996, E. longicauda included three subspecies: E. l. longicauda, E. l. guttolineata, and E. l. melanopleura (Collins, 1990). Two of these (E. l. longicauda and E. l. guttolineata) were known from Tennessee. Subsequently, Carlin (1997) elevated E. l. guttolineata, which occurs in the Coastal Plain of West Tennessee and a few localities in the mountains of East Tennessee, to a full species with the Latin name E. guttolineata (Holbrook). Also, to achieve uniformity, Crother (2000) altered the common name of E. longicauda from Longtail Salamander to Long-tailed Salamander. The most current distribution maps for the species of this complex in Tennessee are provided by Niemiller and Reynolds (2011).
Carlin, J. L. 1997. Genetic and morphological differentiation between Eurycea longicauda longicauda and E. guttolineata (Caudata: Plethodontidae). Herpetologica 53:206-217.
Crother, B. I.. 2000. Scientific and standard English names of amphibians and reptiles of North American north of Mexico, with comments regarding confidence in our understanding. SSAR Herpetol. Circ. 29.
Niemiller and R. G. Reynolds (eds.). 2011. The amphibians of Tennessee. The University of Tennessee Press, Knoxville. 369 pp.
New County Records for Eurycea longicauda
Schacher, W. H. and T. H. Henry. 2001. New county records for amphibians from Bledsoe County, Tennessee. Herpetol. Rev. 32:197-198.
Fletcher, S. and B. Brinkman. 2001. Geographic distribution. Eurycea longicauda. Herpetol. Rev. 32:268.
Miller, B. T. and M. L. Niemiller. 2011. Long-Tailed Salamander. Pp. 163-165 In M. L. Niemiller and R. G. Reynolds (eds.), The amphibians of Tennessee. The University of Tennessee Press, Knoxville. 369 pp.
Niemiller, M. L., R. G. Reynolds, B. M. Glorioso, J. Spiess, and B. T. Miller. 2011. Herpetofauna of the Cedar Glades and associated habitats of the Inner Central Basin of Middle Tennessee. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 6:127-141.
New County Records for Eurycea guttolineata
Carter and Washington counties
Reynolds R. G. and M. L. Niemiller, 2011. Three-Lined Salamander. Pp. 157-160 In M. L. Niemiller and R. G. Reynolds (eds.), The amphibians of Tennessee. The University of Tennessee Press, Knoxville. 369 pp.