Batrachoseps kawia 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Caudata Plethodontidae

Scientific Name: Batrachoseps kawia Jockusch, Wake and Yanev, 1998
Common Name(s):
English Sequoia 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 is known only from the drainage of the Kaweah River system from relatively low altitudes (below 500m asl) up to high altitudes (2,200m asl) in Tulare County, California, USA (Jockusch et al. 1998), although its distribution is probably still incompletely known.
Countries occurrence:
United States
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Population [top]

Population:Total adult population size is unknown.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is found in areas of scattered trees. The type locality is relatively damp, and is shaded by oaks, sycamore, white alder, buckeye, cottonwood, and redbud. This species is also found in mixed coniferous forest at higher altitudes (Jockusch et al. 1998).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Specific threats are unknown.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Geoffrey Hammerson. 2004. Batrachoseps kawia. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T59126A11886581. . Downloaded on 22 June 2018.
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