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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 Redback Salamander Plethodon vehiculum

Observer

jmaughn

Date

August 14, 2014

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(Somewhere...)

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What

Western Redback Salamander Plethodon vehiculum

Observer

jmaughn

Date

August 13, 2014

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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 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...)

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Observer

botanygirl

Date

October 7, 2013 03:18 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Western Red-backed Salamander Plethodon vehiculum

Observer

herptracker

Date

October 9, 2008

Description

This little guy was found under a mossy rock on a very rainy day.

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Western Red-backed Salamander Plethodon vehiculum

Observer

herptracker

Date

April 23, 2013

Description

A small adult salamander found under a log in a moist, mature red cedar and hemlock forest near a large stream.

Photos / Sounds

What

Western Red-backed Salamander Plethodon vehiculum

Observer

avatargrove

Date

November 4, 2012

Description

Small salamanders ~5cm in length from snout to vent. White -speckled dark grey/black underbelly with a muddy-orange to orange/red stripe running down the back. "Runs" in a way that it looks like it is slithering with its body moving from side to side in an "S" pattern.
I found 4 under rotten logs and one just scurrying on the surface. I was observing them for a school field project.

Photos / Sounds

What

Western Red-backed Salamander Plethodon vehiculum

Observer

sullivanribbit

Date

November 28, 2008

Photos / Sounds

What

Western Redback Salamander Plethodon vehiculum

Observer

sarasalamander

Date

May 2, 2013

Description

Saw one under a log.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Western Red-backed Salamander Plethodon vehiculum

Observer

macode

Date

April 28, 2013

Place

Olympic National Park (Google, OSM)
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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.