Batrachoseps stebbinsi Brame and Murray, 1968

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

Batrachoseps stebbinsi Brame and Murray, 1968, Sci. Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 4: 18. Holotype: MVZ 81835, by original designation. Type locality: "3 mi west of Paris Loraine (sometimes called Loraine), Piute Mountains, southern Sierra Nevada, Kern County, California, at 2500 ft. elevation", USA.

Batrachoseps (Batrachoseps) stebbinsiJockusch, 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.

English Names

Tehachapi Slender Salamander (Collins, Huheey, Knight, and Smith, 1978, Herpetol. Circ., 7: 5; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 29; Collins, 1997, Herpetol. Circ., 25: 6; 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: 185; 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: 25).

Distribution

Scattered localities in the Caliente Creek drainage, Paiute Mountains, at the south end of the Sierra Nevada, Kern County, and throughout the Tehachapi Mountains to Fort Tejon, Kern County, California, USA, elevations of 550–1430 m.

Comment

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 account by Petranka, 1998, Salamand. U.S. Canada: 232–233. Stebbins, 2003, Field Guide W. Rept. Amph., Ed. 3: 185, and Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 264, provided brief accounts, figures, and maps. See 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: 693–695, provided an account containing a detailed summary of the literature and range.  

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