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Salamanders

Northwestern Salamander

Northwestern Salamander, Ambystoma gracile Northwestern Salamander, Ambystoma gracile, can be found in and around ponds and wetlands and in the surrounding forest. It is secretive and shelters under decaying logs or in piles of sloughed-off bark, rodent burrows, or other moist hollows or crevices on the forest

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Long-toed Salamander

Long-toed Salamander, Ambystoma macrodactylum Long-toed Salamander, Ambystoma macrodactylum, can be found in and around ponds and wetlands and the surrounding forest. It is secretive and shelters under decaying logs or in piles of sloughed-off bark, rodent burrows, or other moist hollows or crevices on the forest floor.

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Ensatina

Ensatina, Ensatina eschscholtzii Ensatina, Ensatina eschscholtzii, spends its entire life, from egg to adult, on the forest floor, where it shelters under or within decaying logs, stumps, or piles of sloughed-off bark, or other coarse woody debris or in rodent burrows or other moist crevices. It is

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Wandering Salamander

Wandering Salamander, Aneides vagrans Wandering Salamander, Aneides vagrans, is usually found under loose bark or cracks in fallen logs on the forest floor, but in some areas it shelters under beach logs or in burrows of other animals. It is a nimble climber and in moist forests

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Western Redback Salamander

Western Redback Salamander, Plethodon vehiculum Western Redback Salamander, Plethodon vehiculum, can be found under decaying logs, in sword fern bases, within the litter layer, and in other moist locations on the forest floor. It is a small slender salamander with total length, with tail, up to about

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