Lesser Slender Salamander
© 2012 Todd Battey (1 of 10)
Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: United States
U.S. state distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: California
The type locality is a mesic canyon surrounded by relatively more xeric habitats. It was often found in shaded areas with abundant leaf litter. Trees include tanbark oak, coast live oak, blue oak, sycamore, and laurel, and abundant lower story vegetation dominated by poison oak. Species seems to be restricted to higher elevations and mesic regions.
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: BP (added map), D. B. Wake (2004-04-05)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2004 Batrachoseps minor: Lesser Slender Salamander <https://amphibiaweb.org/species/5867> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Jul 6, 2022.
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Citation: AmphibiaWeb. 2022. <https://amphibiaweb.org> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed 6 Jul 2022.
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