kings river slender salamander

Kings River Slender Salamander

Batrachoseps regius

Range

Small range on the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, in central California.

Habitats

Specifically found in the temperate coniferous forests of Summit Meadow and riparian pine/oak woodlands and chaparral surrounding Kings River. It will hide among rocks on talus slopes, under logs, and in leaf litter. Often found near ferns and mosses on north-facing slopes.

Identification

A relatively small member of its genus, this salamander has a wide, flattened head with a boxy snout, and a tail about 1.5x longer than its body. It can reach a maximum of 4.5 cm in snout to vent length. Its skinny legs are set far apart and it has costal grooves. It is primarily greyish brown, often with a wide reddish brown dorsal stripe. It has white and brown speckling all over.

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