Headwaters of the Lewis and Clark River near Saddle Mt, Clatsop Co., OR
Found several larvae and paedomorphs
Cope's giant salamander (Dicamptodon copei) is a species of salamander in the Dicamptodontidae family. It reaches between 12.4–19.1 cm (4⅞–7½ in). The salamander resembles Pacific giant salamander larvae, but it never transforms to a terrestrial stage. It is smaller overall with a narrower head and shorter limbs. It is brown above with patches of yellowish-tan covering clusters of white skin glands, its belly is dark bluish-gray. The salamander has 12–13 inconspicuous costal grooves. There are three closely...