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 Post subject: Batrachoseps minor/nigriventris identification
PostPosted: January 10th, 2019, 7:25 pm 
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I would appreciate some second opinions on whether this Batrachoseps is nigriventris or minor. It was found at a well known B. minor locality and at the time I found it I was certain it was nigriventris, but looking at it now I am unsure.


I know identifying juvenile batrachoseps is no easy task and my photos aren't flawless, but B. minor is frequently described as relatively distinct and easy to ID so I figure I'd give it a shot. Saying your degree of confidence is appreciated.

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 Post subject: Re: Batrachoseps minor/nigriventris identification
PostPosted: January 10th, 2019, 9:46 pm 
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Just got confirmation from Dr. Sam Sweet that it is B. minor! Stoked to have gotten my lifer of one of the rarer batrachoseps.


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 Post subject: Re: Batrachoseps minor/nigriventris identification
PostPosted: January 11th, 2019, 8:20 am 
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Didn't even give me time to answer. I've never seen a minor, but those toes would have been HUGE for nigriventris. I've distinguished other slenders from nigriventris with less toe size difference than that, so I was decently confident in that one.


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