Batrachoseps incognitus Jockusch, Yanev, and Wake, 2001

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

Batrachoseps (Batrachoseps) incognitus Jockusch, Yanev, and Wake, 2001, Herpetol. Monogr., 15: 67. Holotype: MVZ 100059, by original designation. Type locality: "near Rocky Butte, 14.7 km NE Highway 1 on San Simeon Creek Road, San Luis Obispo County, CA[lifornia]. . . . 35.683° N, 121.076° W. Elevation ca. 900 m", USA.

English Names

San Simeon Slender Salamander (original publication; Stebbins, 2003, Field Guide W. Rept. Amph., Ed. 3: 191; 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: 25; Highton, Bonett, and Jockusch, 2017, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 43: 24).

Distribution

Restricted to the Santa Lucia Mountains of southwestern Monterey County to the San Luis Obispo County line, California, USA, to 1000 m.

Comment

Confused with Batrachoseps pacificus and Batrachoseps relictus 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, and Jockusch and Wake, 2002, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 76: 363. Hansen and Wake, 2005, in Lannoo (ed.), Amph. Declines: 675–676, provided a detailed summary of the literature. Stebbins, 2003, Field Guide W. Rept. Amph., Ed. 3: 191, and Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 259, provided brief accounts, figures, and maps.

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