Batrachoseps regius Jockusch, Wake, and Yanev, 1998

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

Batrachoseps (Batrachoseps) regius Jockusch, Wake, and Yanev, 1998, Contrib. Sci. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 472: 9. Holotype: MVZ 94029, by original designation. Holotype: "south bank of the North Fork, Kings River, 1.6 km N (by road) of the Kings River, Fresno county, California", USA. 

English Names

Kings River 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: 20; Stebbins, 2003, Field Guide W. Rept. Amph., Ed. 3: 192; 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: 25).

Distribution

Western slope of the Sierra Nevada in the lower drainage of the Kings River system in Fresno County (335–340 m), Summit Meadow (2470 m elevation) in the upper drainage of the Kings River system, in Kings Canyon National Park, and in the Middle Fork Kaweah River drainage (610 m elevation, Sequoia National Park, Tulare County), 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. Stebbins, 2003, Field Guide W. Rept. Amph., Ed. 3: 192, and Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 257, provided brief accounts, photographs, and maps. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 554. Hansen and Wake, 2005, in Lannoo (ed.), Amph. Declines: 686–688, provided an account containing a detailed summary of the literature and range. 

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