Globally Critically Imperiled (G1) (Source: NatureServe)


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  • Scientific Names
    • Urspelerpes brucei
  • English
    • Patch-nosed Salamander

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Patch-nosed Salamander Urspelerpes brucei


September 24, 2010


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Description from Wikipedia

Urspelerpes brucei, the patch-nosed salamander, is a lungless miniature salamander found in streams of South Carolina and Georgia, United States. The species is the sole member of the genus Urspelerpes within the family Plethodontidae (the lungless salamanders). It marks the first discovery of an endemic amphibian genus from the United States since the Red Hills salamander| (Phaeognathus) in 1961.

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Conservation Summary

  • Globally
    Of least concern (LC) (Source: IUCN Red List)
    Critically imperiled (G1) (Source: NatureServe)
    Critically Imperiled. Known from a single stream in Georgia; apparently very rare.
Source: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. . Downloaded on 10 November 2011.