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    • Plethodon vehiculum
    • Ambystoma vehiculum
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    • Western Red-backed Salamander
    • Western Redback Salamander

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What

western red-backed salamander Plethodon vehiculum

Observer

alileighlilly

Date

December 6, 2014 03:30 PM PST

Description

On a gray, rainy late autumn afternoon, came across this little guy skittering across the trail before heading off into the leaf litter... Not sure what species of salamander? (Western red-backed is my best guess.)

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Square

What

Western Red-backed Salamander Plethodon vehiculum

Observer

sarabrooke

Date

May 1, 2013 07:28 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Western Red-backed Salamander Plethodon vehiculum

Observer

vilnoori

Date

October 13, 2014

Description

Pacific Rainforest near a lake, forest had a rocky, shallow shaley soil with lots of sphagnum moss and big fallen logs under Douglas Fir, Cedar, Western Maple and Hemlock trees. It was near a stream and a path with a lot of people.

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Western Red-backed Salamander Plethodon vehiculum

Observer

hawnzd

Date

October 21, 2014

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Western Red-backed Salamander Plethodon vehiculum

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hawnzd

Date

October 2, 2014

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What

Western Red-backed Salamander Plethodon vehiculum

Observer

hawnzd

Date

February 27, 2014

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What

Western Redback Salamander Plethodon vehiculum

Observer

jmaughn

Date

August 14, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Western Redback Salamander Plethodon vehiculum

Observer

jmaughn

Date

August 13, 2014

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(Somewhere...)

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Western Red-backed Salamander Plethodon vehiculum

Observer

jmaughn

Date

April 12, 2014

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(Somewhere...)

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Western Red-backed Salamander Plethodon vehiculum

Observer

jmaughn

Date

April 12, 2014

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(Somewhere...)

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What

Western Red-backed Salamander Plethodon vehiculum

Observer

jmaughn

Date

April 10, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

botanygirl

Date

October 7, 2013 03:18 PM EDT
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Description from Wikipedia

The western redback salamander (Plethodon vehiculum) is a species of salamander in the Plethodontidae family, found in Canada and the United States. Its natural habitats are temperate forests and rocky areas. Colored stripe on back changes from red to yellow

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Conservation Summary

    Source: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. . Downloaded on 10 November 2011.