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Grotto Salamander (Eurycea spelaea) johngsalamander Thu, 27 Sep 2018 04:26:24 +0000

This species was split into three species by Phillips et al. (2017): https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/jbi.13047

loarie

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Hi @johngsalamander, the Eurycea spelaea split is a known taxonomic deviation on iNaturalist from Amphibian Species of the World. (iNaturalist otherwise follows ASW for amphibian taxonomy).

"Reasoning: Follows SSAR for these USA endemics"

It looks like SSAR's database still only lists E. spelaea, and does not list E. nerea or E. braggii.
https://ssarherps.org/cndb/#ZXVyeWNlYSZsb29zZT10cnVl

fyi @loarie

Links:
iNaturalist taxonomic policies
Old thread for discussing amphibian taxonomy
New thread for discussing amphibian taxonomy

Posted by bouteloua over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Does anyone have access to the paper? If so can you help sort out ranges?

Posted by loarie over 1 year ago (Flag)
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I wrote the paper... If you give me your email then I am happy to send you a copy.

Posted by johngsalamander over 1 year ago (Flag)
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Revisiting this - I now have access to the paper. I can make this split (ie resolve this deviation https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/27113/taxonomy_details)

Posted by loarie 9 months ago (Flag)
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Will do!

Posted by johngsalamander 9 months ago (Flag)

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