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Relictual Slender Salamander (Batrachoseps relictus)

Created: November 1st, 2019 - 09:28 AM
Last Modified: November 24th, 2019 - 08:44 AM
Entered by: Jonathan Hakim
Record 327450
Country:
United States
State:
California
County:
Tulare County
Time:
2018-05-26 14:45:00
Qty:
1
Age:
Adult
Sex:
--
Method:
Rock flipping
Habitat:
streambed in mountain forest
Body Temperature:
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Air Temperature:
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Ground Temperature:
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Humidity:
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Sky Conditions:
Showers
Moon Phase:
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Elevation:
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Notes

This is actually Batrachoseps altasierrae, the Greenhorn Mountains Slender Salamander. Apparently this is rather late in the year to find them, but I saw five in this streambed with little searching effort, this adult and four other subadults. More details here:

https://bangkokherps.wordpress.com/2018/12/27/california-waters-salamanders-in-the-cracks/

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