Slender salamander

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Slender salamanders
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Batrachoseps attenuatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Caudata
Family: Plethodontidae
Genus: Batrachoseps
Species

See table.

Slender salamander is the name often given to Plethodontid (lungless) salamanders of the genus Batrachoseps. They are distinguished from other lungless salamanders by their four toes on each foot. Their range is from Oregon and California (USA) to northern Baja California (Mexico).

Species[edit]

19 species are recognized in this genus:

Batrachoseps attenuatus
Eschscholtz, 1833
California slender salamander
Batrachoseps campi
Marlow, Brode & Wake, 1979
Inyo Mountains slender salamander
Batrachoseps diabolicus
Jockusch, Wake & Yanev, 1998
Hell Hollow slender salamander
Batrachoseps gabrieli
Wake, 1996
San Gabriel slender salamander
Batrachoseps gavilanensis
Jockusch, Yanev & Wake, 2001
Gabilan Mountains slender salamander
Batrachoseps gregarius
Jockusch, Wake & Yanev, 1998
Gregarious slender salamander
Batrachoseps incognitus
Jockusch, Yanev & Wake, 2001
San Simeon slender salamander
Batrachoseps kawia
Jockusch, Wake & Yanev, 1998
Sequoia slender salamander
Batrachoseps luciae
Jockusch, Yanev & Wake, 2001
San Lucia Mountains slender salamander
Batrachoseps major
Camp, 1915
Garden slender salamander


Batrachoseps minor
Jockusch, Yanev & Wake, 1998
Lesser slender salamander
Batrachoseps nigriventris
Cope, 1869
Black-bellied slender salamander
Batrachoseps pacificus
(Cope, 1865)
Pacific slender salamander
Batrachoseps regius
Jockusch, Wake & Yanev, 1998
King's River slender salamander
Batrachoseps relictus
Brame & Murray, 1968
Relictual slender salamander
Batrachoseps robustus
Wake, Yanev & Hansen, 2002
Kern Plateau slender salamander
Batrachoseps simatus
Brame & Murray, 1968
Kern Canyon slender salamander
Batrachoseps stebbinsi
Brame & Murray, 1968
Tehachapi slender salamander
Batrachoseps wrighti
(Bishop, 1937)
Oregon slender salamander

The taxonomy of this genus is still uncertain. Some species may in fact be subspecies of others, and some subspecies may be distinct species of their own. Genetic analysis is in process.

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