Batrachoseps gabrieli Wake, 1996

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

Batrachoseps gabrieli Wake, 1996, Contrib. Sci. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 463: 1. Holotype: MVZ 196449, by original designation. Type locality: "under cover on a steep talus slope above Soldier Creek in the upper San Gabriel River drainage, approximately 1 km ESE Crystal Lake, San Gabriel Mountains, Los Angeles County, California. SW Section 28, R9W, T3N, 34° 18′ 47″ N, 117° 49′ 57″ W. Approximately, 1,550 m elevation".

Batrachoseps (Batrachoseps) gabrieliJockusch and Wake, 2002, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 76: 363.

English Names

San Gabriel Slender Salamander (Wake, 1996, Contrib. Sci. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 463: 1; Collins, 1997, Herpetol. Circ., 25: 5; Collins and Taggart, 2009, Standard Common Curr. Sci. Names N. Am. Amph. Turtles Rept. Crocodil., ed. 6: 11).

San Gabriel Mountains Slender Salamander (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: 189; Tilley, Highton, and Wake, 2012, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 39: 15; Tilley, Highton, and Wake, 2012, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 39: 24).

Distribution

Upper drainage of the San Gabriel River at pine flats, east-southeast of Crystal Lake, and Rockbound and Alpine Canyons; Mount Baldy area, Los Angeles County, and Kimbark and Waterman Canyons, western end of the San Bernardino Mountains, San Bernardino County, California, USA, 366–1550 m elevation.

Comment

The sole member of the Batrachoseps (Batrachoseps) gabrieli 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 accounts by Petranka, 1998, Salamand. U.S. Canada: 225–226, and Hansen, Goodman, and Wake, 2005, in Lannoo (ed.), Amph. Declines: 672–673. Stebbins, 2003, Field Guide W. Rept. Amph., Ed. 3: 189–190, and Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 261, provided brief accounts.

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