Plethodontidae: Batrachoseps attenuatus (8): Hydromantes platycephalus (1; juvenile); H.
New species of slender salamanders, Batrachoseps (Amphibia: Plethodontidae), from the Sierra Nevada of California.
Aneides ferreus/vagrans -- -- 1 Batrachoseps gregarius, gregarious slender salamander x -- -- B.
Batrachoseps is monophyletic and shares with all members of the Plethodontidae many morphological synapomorphies (see Jackman et al.
All species of Batrachoseps are morphologically and ecologically specialized for subterranean life.
Foot prints of Batrachoseps are reported from the late Miocene from near Columbia, California (Peabody 1959; Estes 1981).
Based on the present distribution of salamanders along the immediate mainland, we are not surprised that the Northern Channel Islands today are inhabited by Batrachoseps and Aneides, and would expect Ensatina to be found in the recent past.
Recovering Batrachoseps at Carrington Point would suggest an environment of leaf litter understory, at least locally, although the genus lives in a wide variety of moist habitats (see Slevin 1928; Wake 1996).
The recovery of Batrachoseps from Carrington Point implies a moist, organic understory, but it does not dictate a particular habitat reconstruction.
New species of slender salmanders, Batrachoseps (Amphibia: Plethodontidae), from the Sierra Nevada of California.
Molecular phylogenetic analysis of slender salamanders, genus Batrachoseps (Amphibia: Plethodontidae), from central coastal California with descriptions of four new species.
A new salamander, genus Batrachoseps, from the Inyo Mountains of California, with a discussion of relationships in the genus.
Aneides lugubris (Isla Norte), Batrachoseps major, Uta stansburiana, Eumeces skiltonianus (islas Norte and Sur), Cnemidophorus tigris (islas Norte and Sur), Elgaria [nana.
Batrachoseps major, Sceloporus occidentalis, Uta stansburiana (islas Norte and Sur), Eumeces skiltonianus (islas Norte and Sur), Anniella pulchra, Diadophis punctatus, Lampropeltis [herrerae.