Batrachoseps incognitus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Caudata Plethodontidae

Scientific Name: Batrachoseps incognitus Jockusch, Yanev and Wake, 2001
Common Name(s):
English San Simeon Slender Salamander

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Geoffrey Hammerson
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little known about extent of occurrence, area of occupancy, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species can be found in California, USA, in the Santa Lucia Range in extreme south-western Monterey County and northern San Luis Obispo County, from near sea level up to nearly 1,000m asl on Pine Mountain and Rocky Butte in northern San Luis Obispo County (Jockusch et al. 2001). Its distribution is probably still poorly known.
Countries occurrence:
United States
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Population [top]

Population:Total population size is unknown but probably is at least a few thousand and possibly many 10,000s.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Its habitats range from closed-canopy forest at higher altitudes to rather open oak woodlands near the coast, including open yellow pine forest and the leaf-litter of laurel and sycamore woodland (Jockusch et al. 2001).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Threats are unknown.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Better information on abundance, trends, and threats is needed.

Citation: Geoffrey Hammerson. 2004. Batrachoseps incognitus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T59125A11886407. . Downloaded on 27 April 2018.
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