Gabilan Mountains Slender Salamander
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Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: United States
U.S. state distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: California
Habitats include heavily shaded, moist redwood and mixed evergreen forests through oak woodland and chaparral to include even open grassland with only widely scattered small oaks. Its climatic range includes hot, arid southeastern localities and the cool, wet, equable climate of its northwestern limits. This is the only plethodontid salamander that is known from the very edge of the intertidal zone at Moss Landing, California, and it has been shown to be relatively tolerant of increased salinity.
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Trends and Threats
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Jockusch, E.L., Yanev, K.P., and Wake, D.B. (2001). ''Molecular phylogenetic analysis of slender salamanders, genus Batrachoseps (Amphibia: Plethodontidae), from central coastal California with descriptions of four new species.'' Herpetological Monographs, 15, 54-99.
Originally submitted by: Brian Petirs (first posted 2001-09-25)
Edited by: D. B. Wake (2004-04-05)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2004 Batrachoseps gavilanensis: Gabilan Mountains Slender Salamander <https://amphibiaweb.org/species/5869> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Sep 19, 2021.
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Citation: AmphibiaWeb. 2021. <https://amphibiaweb.org> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed 19 Sep 2021.
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