Aneides vagrans Wake and Jackman, 1999

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Plethodontidae > Subfamily: Plethodontinae > Genus: Aneides > Species: Aneides vagrans

Aneides vagrans Wake and Jackman, 1999 "1998", Canad. J. Zool., 76: 1579. Holotype: MVZ 124876, by original designation. Type locality: "a point about 10 km S Maple Creek, Humboldt Co., California, 40° 42′ N, 123° 50′ W, ca. 500 m elevation", USA.

Aneides (Aneides) vagransDubois and Raffaëlli, 2012, Alytes, 28: 117.

English Names

Wandering Salamander (original publication; 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: 180; 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).


Coastal northern California from northwestern Sonoma County to Smith River near Crescent City, Del Norte County, USA; introduced and widespread on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.


Previously confused with Aneides ferreus. Stebbins, 2003, Field Guide W. Rept. Amph., Ed. 3: 180, provided a brief account, figure, and map. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 637–638, and detailed account by Staub and Wake, 2005, in Lannoo (ed.), Amph. Declines: 664–666. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 412, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. 

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