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California Salamanders Range Maps

A Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of California


These maps illustrate the general historic range of indigenous and alien salamanders in California.

Red, or another color indicated below the map, shows this distribution. Salamanders of the species or subspecies shown are expected to be found within the illustrated area in places where suitable habitat and conditions occur. In some cases, the current range may be fragmented or considerably diminished from the range illustrated here.

Click on the name link for pictures and information about a particular salamander.

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California Tiger Salamander Northwestern Salamander Long-toed Salamander
Red: Ambystoma californiense - California Tiger Salamander

Red: Ambystoma gracile - Northwestern Salamander Blue: Ambystoma macrodactylum croceum -
Santa Cruz Long-toed Salamander


Red: Ambystoma macrodactylum sigillatum -
Southern Long-toed  Salamander

     
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California Giant Salamander Coastal Giant Salamander Clouded Salamander
Red: Dicamptodon ensatus - California Giant Salamander Red: Dicamptodon tenebrosus - Coastal Giant Salamander Red: Aneides ferreus - Clouded Salamander

     
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Black Salamander Arboreal Salamander Wandering Salamander
Red: Aneides flavipunctatus  flavipunctatus -
 Speckled Black Salamander


Orange: Aneides flavipunctatus niger -
 Santa Cruz Black Salamander

Red: Aneides lugubris - Arboreal Salamander Red: Aneides vagrans - Wandering Salamander
     
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Greenhorn Mountains Slender Salamander California Slender Salamander Fairview Slender Salamander
Red: Batrachoseps altasierrae -
Greenhorn Mountains Slender Salamander
Red: Batrachoseps attenuatus -
California Slender Salamander
Red: Batrachoseps bramei -
Fairview Slender Salamander
     
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Inyo Mountains Slender Salamander Hell Hollow Slender Salamander Gabilan Mountains Slender Salamander
Red: Batrachoseps campi -
Inyo Mountains Slender Salamander
Red: Batrachoseps diabolicus -
Hell Hollow Slender Salamander
Red: Batrachoseps gavilanensis -
Gabilan Mountains Slender Salamander

     
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San Gabriel Mountains Slender Salamander Gregarious Slender Salamander San Simeon Slender Salamander
Red: Batrachoseps gabrieli -
San Gabriel Mountains Slender Salamander
Red: Batrachoseps gregarius -
Gregarious Slender Salamander
Red: Batrachoseps incognitus -
San Simeon Slender Salamander
     
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Sequoia Slender Salamander Santa Lucia Mountains Slender Salamander Southern California Slender Salamander
Red: Batrachoseps kawia -
Sequoia Slender Salamander
Red: Batrachoseps luciae -
Santa Lucia Mountains Slender Salamander

Blue: Batrachoseps major aridus - Desert Slender Salamander
Red: Batrachoseps major major - Garden Slender Salamander
     
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Lesser Slender Salamander Black-bellied Slender Salamander Channel Islands Slender Salamander
Red: Batrachoseps minor -
Lesser Slender Salamander
Red: Batrachoseps nigriventris -
Black-bellied Slender Salamander
Red: Batrachoseps pacificus -
Channel Islands Slender Salamander
     
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Kings River Slender Salamander Relictual Slender Salamander Kern Plateau Slender Salamander
Red: Batrachoseps regius -
Kings River Slender Salamander
Red: Batrachoseps relictus -
Relictual Slender Salamander
Red: Batrachoseps robustus -
Kern Plateau Slender Salamander
     
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Kern Canyon Slender Salamander Tehachapi Slender Salamander Slender Salamanders (Batrachoseps)
Red: Batrachoseps simatus -
Kern Canyon Slender Salamander

Red: Batrachoseps stebbinsi -
Tehachapi Slender Salamander
Click on the map to see a range map of
all Slender Salamanders in California

Click here to see the map with physical features.
     
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Ensatina Limestone Salamander Mount Lyell Salamander
Lt. Blue: Ensatina eschscholtzii croceater -
Yellow-blotched Ensatina


Purple: Ensatina eschscholtzii eschscholtzii -
Monterey Ensatina


Dark Blue: Ensatina eschscholtzii klauberi -
Large-blotched Ensatina


Red: Ensatina eschscholtzii oregonensis - Oregon Ensatina

Pink: Ensatina eschscholtzii picta - Painted Ensatina

Orange: Ensatina eschscholtzii platensis -
Sierra Nevada Ensatina

Yellow: Ensatina eschscholtzii xanthoptica -
Yellow-eyed Ensatina

Red: Hydromantes brunus - Limestone Salamander Red: Hydromantes platycephalus - Mount Lyell Salamander
     
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Shasta Salamander Scott Bar Salamander Dunn's Salamander
Red: Hydromantes shastae - Shasta Salamander Red: Plethodon asupak - Scott Bar Salamander Red: Plethodon dunni - Dunn's Salamander
     
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Del Norte Salamander Siskiyou Mountains Salamander Southern Torrent Salamander
Red: Plethodon elongatus - Del Norte Salamander
Red: Plethodon stormi - Siskiyou Mountains Salamander Red: Rhyacotriton variegatus - Southern Torrent Salamander
     
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Rough-skinned Newt Red-bellied Newt California Newt
Red: Taricha granulosa - Rough-skinned Newt Red: Taricha rivularis - Red-bellied Newt
Red: Taricha torosa - California Newt
     
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  Sierra Newt  
  Orange: Taricha sierrae - Sierra Newt  
     

Alien Species

     
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  Western Tiger Salamander  
  Red: Ambystoma mavortium - Western Tiger Salamander
 
     
     








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