(Currently subspecies of Batrachoseps major.)
Batrachoseps aridus
Desert Slender Salamander
Subgenus: Batrachoseps
family: Plethodontidae
subfamily: Hemidactyliinae
Taxonomic Notes: Wake and Jockusch (2000 Biol Plethodontid Salamanders) & Jockusch and Wake (2002, Biol J Linn Soc) treated B. aridus as a subspecies of Batrachoseps major. Because of its status as an Endangered Species, AmphibiaWeb recognizes it as a full species. The taxon is under continued study (Martinez-Solano et al. 2012 Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 63: 131–149).

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Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: United States

U.S. state distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: California

IUCN (Red List) status: Least Concern (LC).
For Red List information on this species, see the IUCN species account.


View distribution map using BerkeleyMapper.

From Laura Blackburn, Priya Nanjappa, and Michael J. Lannoo (2001) US Amphibian Dist. Maps (

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