Batrachoseps robustus Wake, Yanev, and Hansen, 2002

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

Batrachoseps (Plethopsis) robustus Wake, Yanev, and Hansen, 2002, Copeia, 2002: 1017. Holotype: MVZ 219115, by original designation. Type locality: "3.4 km south-southeast Sherman Pass Road on USFS rd 22S19, approximately 4.4 km (air) north-northwest Sirretta Peak; approximately 0.9 km (air) southeast Round Meadow on Kern Plateau, Tulare County, California (T22S, R34E, Sect. 31), 2775-2800 m elevation, 35.9604° N, 118.3514° W".

English Names

Kern Plateau Salamander (original designation; 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

Kern Plateau and Scodie Mountains of Kern and Tulare counties, California, USA, in pine and chaparral habitats at elevations of 1615–2804 m.

Comment

See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 638. Hansen and Wake, 2005, in Lannoo (ed.), Amph. Declines: 690–691, provided an account containing a detailed summary of the literature and range. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 254, provided a brief account, photograph, and map. 

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