Kings River slender salamander

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Kings River slender salamander
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Caudata
Family: Plethodontidae
Genus: Batrachoseps
Species: B. regius
Binomial name
Batrachoseps regius
Jockusch, Wake & Yanev, 1998

The Kings River slender salamander, Batrachoseps regius, is a species of salamander in the Plethodontidae family. It is endemic to California, in Fresno County in the western United States. [1]

Distribution[edit]

This salamander is endemic to a location in the lower watershed of the Kings River at elevations from 335–340 metres (1,099–1,115 ft), and the Summit Meadow location at 2,470 metres (8,100 ft) in Kings Canyon National Park, all in the western Sierra Nevada. [1]

Its natural habitats are the temperate Kings River riparian and interior chaparral and woodlands, and the Summit Meadow temperate coniferous forests.

Conservation[edit]

Known from only the two locations, it is an IUCN Red List Vulnerable species. [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c . icun: B. regius . accessed 12.2.2010

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