Batrachoseps gregarius Jockusch, Wake, and Yanev, 1998

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

Batrachoseps (Batrachoseps) gregarius Jockusch, Wake, and Yanev, 1998, Contrib. Sci. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 472: 2. Holotype: MVZ 224581, by original designation. Holotype: "Westfall Picnic Ground east of Highway 41, Sierra National Forest, Madera-Mariposa county line, California", USA. 

English Names

Gregarious 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; 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; Highton, Bonett, and Jockusch, 2017, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 43: 24).

Distribution

Southern boundary of Yosemite National Park south nearly to the Kern River on the west slope of the Sierra Nevada and Greenhorn Mountains, California, USA.

Comment

Confused with Batrachoseps relictus and Batrachoseps nigriventris prior to description. In the Batrachoseps (Batrachoseps) nigriventris 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: 675–676. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 262, provided a brief account, photograph, and map.

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