Georgetown Salamander

The Georgetown salamander (Eurycea naufragia) is a species of salamander in the Plethodontidae family. It is endemic to springs near Georgetown, Texas, United States.

Its natural habitats are freshwater springs and inland karsts. It is threatened by habitat loss. Many of the springs where this species formerly lived have been destroyed by development. The name of the species (which means "remnants" in Latin) refers to the few remaining remnants of habitat for this species.

The species is known from only about a dozen surface springs and caves in Williamson County, Texas.

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... In 2011 several groups including WildEarth Guardians and the Center for Biological Diversity sued the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) on the grounds that the Service had not met deadlines to decide on listings for a number of candidate species including the Georgetown salamander ... Settlement of the case resulted in a commitment from USFWS to review the candidate species by 2016 ...