Batrachoseps wakei Sweet and Jockusch, 2021

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

Batrachoseps wakei Sweet and Jockusch, 2021, Ichthyol. & Herpetol., 109: 837. Holotype: MVZ Herp 293138, by original designation. Type locality: "under boards lying against the northwest wall of the abandoned U.S. Coast Guard housing block at Point Arguello on Vandenberg Space Force Base, Santa Barbara County, California, 34.58°N, 120.64°W, 32 m elevation". urn:lsid:zoobank.org:act:15A84C27-4042-4585-8D2A-843A5C02F0A8

English Names

Arguello Slender Salamander (original publication). 

Distribution

Honda Point south to about 1 km southeast of Arguello Coast Guard Station, along railroad tracks, Santa Barbara County, California, California, USA. 

Comment

A member of the Batrachoseps pacificus group, most closely related to Batrachoseps pacificus and Batrachoseps major, according to the original publication, which addressed molecular markers, external morphology, osteology, and habitat. 

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