Scott Bar salamander
|Scott Bar salamander|
Mead, Clayton, Nauman, Olson & Pfrender, 2005
The Scott Bar salamander, Plethodon asupak, is a species of salamander in the Plethodontidae family, endemic to the United States. Its natural habitats are temperate forests and rivers. It is threatened by habitat loss. Plethodon asupak is a moderate-sized, robust salamander with long limbs. It is purplish-gray with white flecks that condense on the sides and limbs. It frequently has gold spotting in its eyes. Juveniles have paired, reddish dorsal stripes.  A species endemic to California, it inhabits shaded, moss-covered talus slopes in old-growth mixed evergreen and montane fir forests of the Klamath Mountain Range. It was discovered in 2001, and is currently known from a few locations near the confluence of the Klamath and Scott Rivers, hence its common name Scott Bar salamander.
Its range is only 20 km (13 mi) at its greatest dimension. Known elevations extend from 1,230 m (1,500 ft) to 3,657 m (2,500 ft).
- (Mead et al. 2005).
- (Amphibians and Reptiles of California Field Observations by William Flaxington).