Relictual slender salamander

The Relictual slender salamander is classified as Data Deficient (DD), inadequate information to make a direct, or indirect, assessment of its risk of extinction.

The Relictual Slender Salamander (Batrachoseps relictus) is a species of salamander in the Plethodontidae family. It is endemic to the United States. Its natural habitats are temperate forests and freshwater springs. More

Canyon, where relictual slender salamanders have been found at six sites at elevations of 485–730 m (Brame and Murray, 1968); and (2) higher elevations in the Greenhorn Mountains north to the Tule River drainage, at elevations of 1,125–2,440 m. More

relictual slender salamanders, which generally occur at higher elevations and wetter sites, although their ranges converge in several drainages in southern Tulare County and northern Kern County (Brame and Murray, 1968; Jockusch et al., 1998). More

Discussion The Relictual Slender Salamander is thought to be close to the ancestral form that gave rise to the other slender salamander species. More

The photo below is of a Relictual Slender Salamander This species has a dorsal stripe of dark, reddish or yellowish brown on a dark background. Belly is dark gray. Relictual Slender Salamanders can be found up to 8000 feet in the Sierra Nevada. More

Order : Caudata
Family : Plethodontidae
Genus : Batrachoseps
Species : relictus
Authority : Brame and Murray, 1968