Inyo Mountains salamander
|Inyo Mountains salamander|
Marlow, Brode & Wake, 1979
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). Batrachoseps campi eats small insects.
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. The mountains have protected lands in the Inyo Mountains Wilderness Area administered by the Bureau of Land Management, and in the Inyo National Forest.
- iucnredlist: B. campi . Assessor: G. Hammerson 2004 . accessed 12.2.2010
- IUCN Red List treatment: Batrachoseps campi – Inyo Mountains Salamander.
- IUCN - homepage–species status searchengine
|This lungless salamander article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|