Batrachoseps gavilanensis Jockusch, Yanev, and Wake, 2001

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

Batrachoseps gavilanensis Jockusch, Yanev, and Wake, 2001, Herpetol. Monogr., 15: 69. Holotype: MVZ 155642, by original designation. Type locality: "0.5 miles (0.8 km) south of cement plant on San Juan Creek Road, San Benito Co., CA[lifornia, USA] . . . . 36° 49′ 13″ N, 121° 31′ 30″ W".

Batrachoseps (Batrachoseps) gavilanensis — Jockusch and Wake, 2002, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 76: 363.

English Names

Gabilan Mountains Slender Salamander (original publication; Stebbins, 2003, Field Guide W. Rept. Amph., Ed. 3: 190; 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; Tilley, Highton, and Wake, 2012, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 39: 24).

Distribution

Vicinity of Soquel and San Benito River, Santa Cruz County, south throughout the Gabial and southern Diablo Ranges to Polonia Pass area in northern San Luis Obispo County; extends across Salinas Valley to eastern slope of the Sierra de Salinas and San Lucia Mountains on the coast, California, USA, near sea level to 1524 m elevation.

Comment

Confused with Batrachoseps attenuatus and Batrachoseps pacificus prior to its description according to the original publication. In the Batrachoseps (Batrachoseps) pacificus group of Jockusch, Wake, and Yanev, 1998, Contrib. Sci. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 472: 1–17; Jockusch and Wake, 2002, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 76: 363. Stebbins, 2003, Field Guide W. Rept. Amph., Ed. 3: 190–191, and Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 258, provided brief accounts, figures, and maps.

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