Mount Lyell Salamander

The Mount Lyell Salamander is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Mount Lyell Salamander (Hydromantes platycephalus) is a species of salamander in the Plethodontidae family. It is endemic to the United States. Its natural habitats are temperate forests, freshwater springs, rocky areas, and caves. More

Mount Lyell Salamander conforms to these habits is unknown. Mountaineers visiting the alpine portions of the Yosemite region have the opportunity to discover many facts of great interest from a natural history standpoint relating to this novel species. More

The body of the Mount Lyell salamander is protected from impacts by acting rubbery. More

The Mount Lyell salamander is the smallest of the three species of salamanders found here, being less than five inches in length when fully mature. More

* The Mount Lyell Salamander is patterned like granite, which helps it hide in Yosemite. * These salamanders like to live near glaciers. * Its tail has a sticky grip that helps it climb rocks. More

the Mount Lyell salamander that lives in the Sierra Nevada; and the limestone salamander from the area of the Merced River. "I have no doubt they are capable of using this mechanism," Deban says. More

Order : Caudata
Family : Plethodontidae
Genus : Hydromantes
Species : platycephalus
Authority : (Camp, 1916)