Scientific Name
Plethodon ainsworthi
Species Authority
Lazell, 1998
Common Name
Ainsworth’s salamander
"two miles south of Bay Springs, Jasper County, Mississippi, USA" (Hammerson, 2004)
Last Record
12 June 1964
IUCN status
TSE forum thread
Taxonomic Notes
Only known from two specimens (Lazell, 1998; Hammerson, 2004)
This taxon may be invalid as morphological distortion may have taken place due to improper preservation of the types (Himes & Beckett, 2013).
[b]Original Scientific Description:[/b]

Lazell, J. (1998). New salamander of the genus Plethodon from Mississippi. Copeia 1998: 967-970.

[b]Species Bibliography:[/b]

Geoffrey Hammerson. (2004). Plethodon ainsworthi. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. ( Downloaded on 17 February 2013.

Himes, John G. and Beckett, David C. (2013). The Status of Plethodon ainsworthi Lazell: Extinct, Extant, or Nonexistent? Southeastern Naturalist 12(4): 851-856. [[url=]Abstract[/url]]