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Larch Mountain Salamander - Plethodon larselli

Burns, 1954







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Related or Similar Northwest Salamanders:


Western Long-toed Salamander

Western Red-backed Salamander

VanDyke's Salamander

Dunn's Salamander

Del Norte Salamander



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  Adult, Multnomah County, Oregon  
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Juvenile, Hood River County, Oregon Adult, Hood River County, Oregon Adult, Hood River County, Oregon
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Adult, Hood River County, Oregon Adult, Hood River County, Oregon Adult, Hood River County, Oregon
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Adult coiled in defense, Multnomah County, Oregon Adult, Multnomah County,
Oregon, underside
Adult, Hood River County, Oregon
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Adult, Hood River County, Oregon Adult, Hood River County, Oregon Adult, Hood River County, Oregon
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Adult, Lewis County, Washington Juvenile, Lewis County, Washington Adult, Hood River County, Oregon
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Two differntly-colored adults under the same rock, Hood River County, Oregon Small toe on hind foot.  
     
Habitat
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Habitat, Hood River County, Oregon Habitat, Hood River County, Oregon Habitat, Hood River County, Oregon
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Distant view of habitat, Columbia Gorge, Hood River County, Oregon
Hatitat, Lewis County, Washington Habitat, Hood River County, Oregon
     
Short Video
  Larch Mountain Salamander  

A salamander sitting on a rock becomes alarmed and runs while quickly writhing its body back and forth until it rolls itself into a ball and rolls down off the rock where it bounces off another rock and springs and rolls again until it lands safely. This amazing escape behavior, developed as a defense for survival on steep rocky slopes, is shown in real time, then slowed down for a better look.




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