Climbing salamander

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Climbing Salamanders
Aneides lugubris.jpg
Aneides lugubris
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Caudata
Family: Plethodontidae
Genus: Aneides
Baird, 1851

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Climbing salamanders is the common name for plethodontid (lungless) salamanders of the genus Aneides. As this name suggests, most of these species have prehensile tails and are as mobile up a tree as in a stream. All six species inhabit mountain ecosystems, and all but two are found primarily in the mountains of California.


Six species are assigned to this genus:

Binomial Name and Author Common Name
Aneides aeneus
(Cope and Packard, 1881)
Green Salamander
Aneides ferreus
Cope, 1869
Clouded Salamander
Aneides flavipunctatus
(Strauch, 1870)
Black Salamander
Aneides hardii
(Taylor, 1941)
Sacramento Mountain Salamander
Aneides lugubris
(Hallowell, 1849)
Arboreal Salamander
Aneides vagrans
Wake and Jackman, 1999
Wandering Salamander

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