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Recent observations

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What

California Giant Salamander Dicamptodon ensatus

Observer

brucerogers

Date

August 27, 2014 02:30 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Single adult, approximately 27 cm long. Body slim, not too chunky. Upper body color dark brown with copper-colored, irregular network of splotches. Fully eyed and actively moving from lights.

Located approximately 240 m inside entrance of disused tunnel under an abandoned marble quarry in access-controlled private conservation tract near Davenport, CA. Elevation approximately 128 m.

Floor of tunnel has perennial stream with discharge varying from approximately 3 l/sec. autumn low flow to El Nino flood flows of approximately 2700 l/sec.

Salamander was in shallow pool with rotting redwood mine timbers and large volume of iron bacteria mats as well as root mats of douglas fir(?) growing down through soil-clogged solution passages approximately 20-30 m below quarry floor. Temperature approximately 13.3°C.

Photos / Sounds

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What

California Giant Salamander Dicamptodon ensatus

Observer

juliequest

Date

August 23, 2014

Place

Little Butano Creek trail, Butano State Park (Google, OSM)

Description

Dead, floating in the creek. Partially eaten!

Photos / Sounds

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What

Western Tiger Salamander Ambystoma mavortium

Observer

toby

Date

August 22, 2014 10:42 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Jefferson Salamander Ambystoma jeffersonianum

Observer

samueln8

Date

the past

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

streamside salamander Ambystoma barbouri

Observer

samueln8

Date

the past

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

found in seep with seal salamander and west virginia spring salamander larvae
not actually shore what type of salamander it is help if you can

Photos / Sounds

What

Jefferson Salamander Ambystoma jeffersonianum

Observer

james5

Date

August 18, 2014

Description

Big Cherry Rd,

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

taj

Date

July 17, 2014 01:15 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Coastal Giant Salamander Dicamptodon tenebrosus

Observer

jmaughn

Date

August 16, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

13".

Photos / Sounds

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What

Coastal Giant Salamander Dicamptodon tenebrosus

Observer

jmaughn

Date

August 16, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

6".

Photos / Sounds

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What

Spotted Salamander Ambystoma maculatum

Observer

robvanepps

Date

August 14, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Coastal Giant Salamander Dicamptodon tenebrosus

Observer

ariannemesserman

Date

August 14, 2014 10:16 AM PDT

Description

Under a rock at the base of Latourell Falls.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Cope's Giant Salamander Dicamptodon copei

Observer

jmaughn

Date

August 13, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Small snout, short legs, yellow spots.

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Description from Wikipedia

The mole salamanders (genus Ambystoma) are a group of salamanders endemic to North America, the only genus in the family Ambystomatidae. The group has become famous due to the presence of the axolotl (A. mexicanum), widely used in research, and the tiger salamander (A. tigrinum, A. mavortium) which is the official amphibian of many states, and often sold as a pet.

No range data available.