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Larch Mountain salamander

Plethodon larselli


Unfortunately poor photo. Undersides have a pink blush.


This one was found under rocks on a steep talus slopes in the Columbia River Gorge. It is a terrestrial species dependent on late-seral forest conditions or combinations of rocky substrates, soils, and vegetation that provide suitable cool, moist microhabitat conditions


This is one of the easternmost occurrences in the Gorge, as the climate becomes increasingly arid as one moved eastward.

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Jeff Dreier
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Jeff Dreier

Klickitat, Washington, USA

Spotted on Apr 28, 2014
Submitted on May 29, 2014


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