Batrachoseps campi Marlow, Brode, and Wake, 1979

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Plethodontidae > Subfamily: Hemidactyliinae > Genus: Batrachoseps > Species: Batrachoseps campi

Batrachoseps campi Marlow, Brode, and Wake, 1979, Contrib. Sci. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 308: 3. Holotype: MVZ 122993, by original designation. Type locality: "Long John Canyon, W slope of the Inyo Mountains, elevation 1695 m (5560 ft), 3.2 km (2 mi) N, 5.3 km (3.3 mi) E Lone Pine, Inyo County, California, USA".

Batrachoseps (Plethopsis) campiJackman, Applebaum, and Wake, 1997, Mol. Biol. Evol., 14: 883; Jockusch and Wake, 2002, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 76: 363.

English Names

Inyo Mountains Salamander (Collins, Huheey, Knight, and Smith, 1978, Herpetol. Circ., 7: 5; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 29; Collins, 1997, Herpetol. Circ., 25: 5; Crother, Boundy, Campbell, de Queiroz, Frost, Highton, Iverson, Meylan, Reeder, Seidel, Sites, Taggart, Tilley, and Wake, 2001 "2000", Herpetol. Circ., 29: 19; Stebbins, 2003, Field Guide W. Rept. Amph., Ed. 3: 184; Collins and Taggart, 2009, Standard Common Curr. Sci. Names N. Am. Amph. Turtles Rept. Crocodil., ed. 6: 11; Tilley, Highton, and Wake, 2012, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 39: 24; Highton, Bonett, and Jockusch, 2017, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 43: 24).


A number of springs and seeps on both slopes of the Inyo Mountains, Inyo County, California, USA, 490–2950 m elevation.


Genic differentiation and the discovery of 11 new localities of Batrachoseps campi were presented by Yanev and Wake, 1981, Herpetologica, 37: 16–28. See accounts by Jockusch, 2001, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 722: 1–2, Petranka, 1998, Salamand. U.S. Canada: 224–225, and Hansen and Wake, 2005, in Lannoo (ed.), Amph. Declines: 669–671. Stebbins, 2003, Field Guide W. Rept. Amph., Ed. 3: 184, and Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 254–255, provided brief accounts, figures, and maps. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 554.

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