Kern canyon slender salamander

The Kern canyon slender salamander is classified as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.

The Kern Canyon slender salamander (Batrachoseps simatus) is a plethodontid salamander similar to the Tehachapi slender salamander. It is considered a threatened species in California, and is found only in the forested regions of the southern Sierra Nevada range south of the Lower Kern River. More

The Kern Canyon Slender Salamander is distributed from the Kern River Drainage in south Sierra, CA to just south of the Johnsondale Bridge in Tulare, CO, and on Breckenridge Mountain, in Kern County, CA. (Stebbins 2003). More

Order : Caudata
Family : Plethodontidae
Genus : Batrachoseps
Species : simatus
Authority : Brame & Murray, 1968