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Amphibian Species List

An adult and two baby salamanders on a rock

Mount Lyell salamanders: Adult and two babies

Below are listed the native and non-native amphibian species found in Yosemite National Park. Some species have a federal or state status due to population declines, limited distribution, or other factors that make populations vulnerable. Four of Yosemite's amphibian species have a special status; this includes the foothill yellow-legged frog that wildlife biologists believe might be extirpated, or no longer present, in the park.

  • Federal Threatened species (FT)
  • Federal Endangered species (FE)
  • Federal candidate species (FC)
  • California Candidate Endangered species (CCE)
  • California Species of Concern (CSC)

Sierra newt (Taricha sierrae)
Gregarious slender salamander (Batrachoseps gregarius)
Hell hollow slender salamander (Batrachoseps diabolicus)
Sierra Nevada ensatina (Ensatina eschscholtzii platensis)
Yellow-eyed ensatina (Ensatina eschscholtzii xanthoptica)
Arboreal salamander (Aneides lugubris)
Mount Lyell salamander (Hydromantes platycephalus)—CSC
California (western) toad (Anaxyrus boreas halophilus)
Yosemite toad (Anaxyrus canorus)—FT/CSC
Pacific treefrog (Pseudacris regilla)
California red-legged frog (Rana draytonii) (extirpated)
Foothill yellow-legged frog (Rana boylii)—CSC
Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog (Rana sierrae)—FE/CCE

Non-native Amphibians: American bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeiana)

Did You Know?

YLP Students in 2010

The Yosemite Leadership Program partners with UC Merced, to bring students to the park each summer for hands-on professional development through internships. Students work alongside scientists, educators, interpreters, business managers, and many other professionals of the NPS and park partner organizations. Some go on to become National Park Service rangers.