Tiny range within the Sequoia National Forest in the southern Sierra Mountains. Specifically it is only found within the Upper Kern River Canyon and along the west side of Lake Isabella.
This salamander can be found taking shelter under rocks, logs, or leaf litter in chaparral habitats or at the base of talus slopes.
A small salamander with a narrow body and head, and proportionately long skinny legs. It averages 3-4 centimeters in snout to vent length. It has a flattened head with large bulging eyes, and 17-18 costal grooves on its sides. The first digit on each foot is greatly reduced in size. It is light to dark brown with subtle speckling all over. Its dorsum is usually lighter in color than its sides.
Learn more with Schechter Natural History's Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians