Batrachoseps diabolicus Jockusch, Wake, and Yanev, 1998

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Plethodontidae > Subfamily: Hemidactyliinae > Genus: Batrachoseps > Species: Batrachoseps diabolicus

Batrachoseps (Batrachoceps) diabolicus Jockusch, Wake, and Yanev, 1998, Contrib. Sci. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 472: 7. Holotype: MVZ 95446, by original designation. Type locality: "Hell Hollow, at the junction with the Merced River at Lake McClure on California Highway 49, Mariposa County, California", USA.

English Names

Hell Hollow Slender Salamander (original publication; Crother, Boundy, Campbell, de Queiroz, Frost, Highton, Iverson, Meylan, Reeder, Seidel, Sites, Taggart, Tilley, and Wake, 2001 "2000", Herpetol. Circ., 29: 19; Stebbins, 2003, Field Guide W. Rept. Amph., Ed. 3: 194; Tilley, Highton, and Wake, 2012, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 39: 15; Collins and Taggart, 2009, Standard Common Curr. Sci. Names N. Am. Amph. Turtles Rept. Crocodil., ed. 6: 11; Highton, Bonett, and Jockusch, 2017, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 43: 24).

Distribution

Merced River drainage north to the American River at elevations below 300 m along the western foothills of the Sierra Nevada, California, USA.

Comment

Confused with Batrachoseps relictus prior to description. In the Batrachoseps (Batrachoseps) relictus group of Jockusch, Wake, and Yanev, 1998, Contrib. Sci. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 472: 1–17, and Jockusch and Wake, 2002, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 76: 363. See detailed account by Hansen and Wake, 2005, in Lannoo (ed.), Amph. Declines: 671–672. Stebbins, 2003, Field Guide W. Rept. Amph., Ed. 3: 194, and Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 257, provided brief accounts, figures, and maps.

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