Animalia > Chordata > Amphibia > Caudata > Plethodontidae > Hydromantes > Hydromantes platycephalus

Hydromantes platycephalus (Mount Lyell Salamander)

Synonyms: Eurycea platycephala; Hydromantoides platycephalus; Spelerpes platycephalus

Wikipedia Abstract

The Mount Lyell salamander (Hydromantes platycephalus) is a species of salamander in the family Plethodontidae.It is endemic to the Sierra Nevada mountains of California. Its natural habitats are temperate forests, freshwater springs, rocky areas, and caves.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 20.69
EDGE Score: 3.08


Adult Length [1]  4.488 inches (11.4 cm)
Litters / Year [1]  1


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Sierra Nevada forests United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Death Valley National Park II 762125 California, Nevada, United States
Sequoia and Kings Canyon Biosphere Reserve II 172261 California, United States
Yosemite National Park II 95209 California, United States

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
California Floristic Province Mexico, United States No

Range Map

External References

NatureServe Explorer


Attributes / relations provided by
1Oliveira, Brunno Freire; São-Pedro, Vinícius Avelar; Santos-Barrera, Georgina; Penone, Caterina; C. Costa, Gabriel. (2017) AmphiBIO, a global database for amphibian ecological traits. Sci. Data.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 Wildfinder Database
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0