I am not certain why the scientific name for this salamander is spelled with a "v" but the common name is spelled with a "b". A reader suggests that the Gabilan range was named after the Spanish name Gavilan but the spelling error crept in due to a misunderstanding caused by the pronunciation of "v" in Spanish, which sounds like "b".
- Batrachoseps gavilanensis account on AmphibiaWeb
- Don Roberson has a page discussing all the California Batrachoseps species.
- Batrachoseps gavilanensis account on CaliforniaHerps.com
- Petranka, J. W. 1998. Salamanders of the United States and Canada