Aneides aeneus

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Aneides aeneus


Taxonavigation: Salamandroidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Amphibia
Subclassis: Lissamphibia
Ordo: Urodela
Subordo: Salamandroidea

Familia: Plethodontidae
Subfamilia: Plethodontinae
Genus: Aneides
Species: Aneides aeneus


Aneides aeneus (Cope & Packard, 1881)

Type locality: "Nickajack Cave... situated near that point of the southern boundary of Tennessee where it is joined by the line which separates the States of Georgia and Alabama... The entrance is in the northern side of a hill, not far from the road that passes on the south side of the bottom of the Tennessee river... Near the mouth of the cave", Marion County, Tennessee, USA.

Holotype: ANSP 10461.



  • Cope and Packard, 1881, Am. Nat., 15: 878.
  • Dunn, 1923, Proc. New England Zool. Club, 8: 39.
  • Frost, D. 2008. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 5.2 (15 July, 2008). Electronic Database accessible at American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. Aneides aeneus
  • AmphibiaWeb: Information on amphibian biology and conservation. [web application]. 2010. Berkeley, California: Aneides aeneus. AmphibiaWeb, available at
  • 2007 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species IUCN: Aneides aeneus  (Near Threatened) Downloaded on 3 August 2008.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Green Salamander