Climbing salamander

Climbing salamander

Climbing salamanders is the common name for plethodontid (lungless) salamanders of the genus Aneides. As this name suggests, most of these species have prehensile tails and are as mobile up a tree as in a stream. All six species inhabit mountain ecosystems, and all but two are found primarily in the mountains of California.


Six species are assigned to this genus:

Binomial Name and Author Common Name
Aneides aeneus
Green Salamander
Aneides ferreus
Clouded Salamander
Aneides flavipunctatus
Black Salamander
Aneides hardii
Sacramento Mountain Salamander
Aneides lugubris
Arboreal Salamander
Aneides vagrans
Wandering Salamander

External links

  • . 2008. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 5.2 (15 July, 2008). Aneides Electronic Database accessible at American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. (Accessed: July 30, 2008).
  • [web application]. 2008. Berkeley, California: Aneides AmphibiaWeb, available at (Accessed: July 30, 2008).
  • Caudata Culture Species Database - Plethodontidae

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