Mount Lyell salamander

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Mount Lyell salamander
Hydromantes platycephalus.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Urodela
Family: Plethodontidae
Subfamily: Plethodontinae
Genus: Hydromantes
Species: H. platycephalus
Binomial name
Hydromantes platycephalus
(Camp, 1916)

Spelerpes platycephalus Camp, 1916

The Mount Lyell salamander (Hydromantes platycephalus) is a species of salamander in the family Plethodontidae. It is endemic to the Sierra Nevada mountains of California.[1][2] It is found in a range of microhabitats, such as rock exposures, talus and rock fissures, and under rocks or in caves or crevices. Its altitudinal range is 1,220–3,660 m (4,000–12,010 ft) above sea level. No significant threats to this species are known.[1]


  1. ^ a b c IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group (2014). "Hydromantes platycephalus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2014: e.T59286A64258855. Retrieved 15 March 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Frost, Darrel R. (2017). "Hydromantes platycephalus (Camp, 1916)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 15 March 2017. 

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