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Ambystoma gracile
Ambystoma gracile
Northwestern Salamander
Photographer: William Flaxington

ID: 0000 0000 0901 0462 (2001-09-19)

Copyright © 2006 William Flaxington

  • date of photo  Feb 26, 2001
  • latitude 39.27506   longitude -123.75376   max error distance 3983 meters     View on Google Maps.
  • horizontal datum World Geodetic System 1984
  • georeferencing source GeoLocate
  • location   Van Damne State Park (Mendocino County, California, US)
  • family Ambystomatidae
  • order Caudata
  • class Amphibia
  • habitat  Redwood Forest
  • notes   Adult with parotoid glands located behind eyes. Above dark brown; below gray. Believed to be male with bulbous vent, and tail exceeding its body length. It measured SVL 95 mm (3¾ in.), TL 203 mm (8 in.). In morning this salamander was found in campground restroom. Night before finding this salamander the illuminated restroom was invested for animals but only mosquitoes and banana slug were detected. Salamander likely entered later that night via an open, ground level, wall vent. Back of building borders steep, moist, fern and pine-covered slope. Assumed butting pose when handled.
  • photo category: Animal - Amphibian

  • common names   Northwestern Salamander (AW ) Northwestern Salamander (photographer)
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