Batrachoseps luciae Jockusch, Yanev, and Wake, 2001

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

Batrachoseps (Batrachoseps) luciae Jockusch, Yanev, and Wake, 2001, Herpetol. Monogr., 15: 61. Holotype: MVZ 224757, by original designation. Type locality: "Don Dahvee Park, Monterey, Monterey Co., CA[lifornia].", USA.

English Names

Santa Lucia Mountains Slender Salamander (original publication; 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: 25; Highton, Bonett, and Jockusch, 2017, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 43: 24).


Broadly distributed in the northern Santa Lucia Mountains along the coast of Monterey Co., California, USA.


Confused with Batrachoseps pacificus prior to its description according to the original publication. In the Batrachoseps (Batrachoseps) pacificus group of Jockusch, Wake, and Yanev, 1998, Contrib. Sci. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 472: 1–17, and Jockusch and Wake, 2002, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 76: 363. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 258, provided a brief account, photograph, and map.

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