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Dicamptodon copei; Cope's Giant Salamander   

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Dicamptodon copei
Dicamptodon copei
Cope's Giant Salamander
Photographer: Robert C. Stebbins
Organization: Museum of Vertebrate Zoology
Collection: AmphibiaWeb

ID: 1111 1111 1111 0628 (2001-08-14)

Copyright © 1974 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley

  • date of photo  Sep 1, 1974
  • this photo depicts an animal that was captive or collected
  • photo location   Berkeley, CA
  • animal's place of origin   near Spirit Lake, Skamania County (Washington, US)
  • family Dicamptodontidae
  • order Caudata
  • class Amphibia
  • notes   This photograph was taken in the laboratory by R. C. Stebbins, the collector of the specimen, which is now housed in the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology (RCS 11918, MVZ 116631). This is an unusual and rare specimen -- a fully metamorphosed terrestrial stage of what is normally a neotenic perennibranchiate form. The habitat was destroyed by the eruption of nearby Mt. St. Helens a few years later.
  • camera   35 mm
  • contributor's ID #   MVZ A 611
  • From the collection of the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology   Herp 116631  
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  • photo category: Animal - Amphibian

  • common names   Cope's Giant Salamander (AW ) Cope's Giant Salamander (photographer)
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