Inyo Mountains salamander

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Inyo Mountains salamander
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Caudata
Family: Plethodontidae
Genus: Batrachoseps
Species: B. campi
Binomial name
Batrachoseps campi
Marlow, Brode & Wake, 1979

The Inyo Mountains salamander (Batrachoseps campi) is an endangered species of salamander in the Plethodontidae family that is endemic to California[1] in the western United States.

Distribution[edit]

It's specifically endemic to the Inyo Mountains and limited to about 5 known localities, located in Inyo County of eastern California. This salamander's natural habitats are the temperate Mojave Desert into Great Basin sagebrush shrubland ecotone, and freshwater spring riparian areas there, at elevations of 490–2,950 metres (1,610–9,680 ft).[1] Batrachoseps campi eats small insects.

Conservation[edit]

The Inyo Mountains salamander was listed an IUCN Red List endangered species in 1996, being threatened by habitat loss in size and quality, and a declining number of mature individuals.[1] The mountains have protected lands in the Inyo Mountains Wilderness Area administered by the Bureau of Land Management, and in the Inyo National Forest.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c iucnredlist: B. campi . Assessor: G. Hammerson 2004 . accessed 12.2.2010

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