Globally endangered (EN) (Source: IUCN Red List)

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  • Scientific Names
    • Eurycea tonkawae
  • English
    • Jollyville Plateau Salamander
    • Tonkawa Springs Salamander

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Recent observations

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What

Jollyville Plateau Salamander Eurycea tonkawae

Observer

eurycea

Date

January 18, 2012 02:17 PM CST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Eurycea tonkawae, Jollyville Plateau salamander, albino. Well, albino but for what appears to be a small group of melanophores below the eye socket. I've seen 3 or 4 of these (among thousands).

Photos / Sounds

What

Jollyville Plateau Salamander Eurycea tonkawae

Observer

todd_jackson

Date

September 18, 2007

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Anesthetized salamanders (Eurycea tonkawae) prepped for mark/recapture survey in an upland, spring-fed stream on the Wheless Tract of the BCP. Habitat photo included.

Photos / Sounds

What

Jollyville Plateau Salamander Eurycea tonkawae

Observer

todd_jackson

Date

September 12, 2007

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

JPS being marked during a mark/recapture survey. Habitat photos included.

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What

Jollyville Plateau Salamander Eurycea tonkawae

Observer

eurycea

Date

September 19, 2012

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

From a spring population in a recently developed area. Water quality has been steadily decreasing at this spring since development occurred (e.g. increasing nutrients, chloride).

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What

Jollyville Plateau Salamander Eurycea tonkawae

Observer

eurycea

Date

January 7, 2008

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

A juvenile Jollyville Plateau salamander.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Jollyville Plateau Salamander Eurycea tonkawae

Observer

eurycea

Date

February 9, 2012

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Adult Jollyville Plateau salamander in spring run that sits atop an in-stream sewer pipe.

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Description from Wikipedia

The Jollyville Plateau salamander (Eurycea tonkawae) is a species of salamander in the Plethodontidae family. It is also known as the Tonkawa Springs salamander. It is endemic to Travis and Williamson counties, Texas, United States. This species is perrenibranchiate, retaining its gills throughout life.

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Conservation Summary

  • Globally
    endangered (EN) (Source: IUCN Red List)
    Critically imperiled (G1) (Source: NatureServe)
    Critically Imperiled. Known from several sites in central Texas.
Source: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. . Downloaded on 10 November 2011.