Hydromantes brunus


Hydromantes commonly referred to as Web-toed Salamanders is a genus of the Plethodontidae family of salamanders, which is characterized by their absence of lungs; they instead achieve respiration through their skin and the tissues lining their mouth. They are endemic to Northern California, USA.


The following 3 species are placed in this genus:

Binomial Name and Author Common Name
Hydromantes brunus
Limestone Salamander
Hydromantes platycephalus
Mount Lyell Salamander
Hydromantes shastae
Shasta Salamander

External links

  • . 2007. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 5.2 (15 July 2008). Hydromantes Electronic Database accessible at http://research.amnh.org/herpetology/amphibia/index.php. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. (Accessed: August 1, 2008).
  • [web application]. 2008. Berkeley, California: Hydromantes AmphibiaWeb, available at http://amphibiaweb.org/. (Accessed: August 1, 2008).

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