Ambystoma macrodactylum — Long-toed Salamander
Subspecies I've seen:
A. m. croceum
Santa Cruz Long-toed Salamander
Ambystoma macrodactylum croceum — Santa Cruz Long-toed Salamander
These salamanders are known to use only a few breeding ponds in southern Santa Cruz and northern Monterey counties. They are federally protected due to their extremely limited range.
- Ambystoma macrodactylum account on AmphibiaWeb
- Don Roberson has a page describing some of the conservation history of the Santa Cruz Long-toed Salamander, along with several photos (some of which are of the same individuals as on this page).
- Ambystoma macrodactylum croceum account on iNaturalist
- Behler, J. L., King, F. W. 1979. The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Reptiles & Amphibians
- Crother, B. I. (ed.) 2017. Scientific and Standard English Names of Amphibians and Reptiles of North America North of Mexico, with Comments Regarding Confidence in Our Understanding, Eighth Edition
- Petranka, J. W. 1998. Salamanders of the United States and Canada
- Stebbins, R. C. 2003. Peterson Field Guide to Western Reptiles and Amphibians, Third Edition