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Van Dyke's Salamander - Plethodon vandykei

Van Denburgh, 1906






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Alternate Name:

Formerly know as Plethodon vandykei vandykei - Washington Salamander


Related or Similar Northwest Salamanders:

Plethodon idahoensis - Coeur D'alene Salamander

Plethodon vehiculum - Western Red-backed Salamander

Plethodn dunni - Dunn's Salamander

Plethodon larselii - Larch Mountain Salamander

Plethodon elongatus - Del Norte Salamander

Ambystoma macrodactylum -
Western Long-toed Salamander




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Van Dyke's Salamander Van Dyke's Salamander Van Dyke's Salamander
  Adult, Lewis County, Washington  
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Adult, Lewis County, Washington Yellow phase adult,
Pacific County, Washington
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Yellow phase adult, Jefferson County, Washington
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Rosy phase adult, Pacific County, Washington
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Dark phase adult, Lewis County, Washington
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Dark phase juvenile, Lewis County, Washington
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Dark phase adult,
Lewis County, Washington
Juvenile, Lewis County, Washington
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Dark phase juvenile, Lewis County, Washington
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Dark phase Plethodon vandykei (bottom) with reddish phase Plethodon vehiculum - Western Red-backed Salamander on top. Both were found at the same locality in the Cascade Mountains, Lewis County, Washington  
   
Habitat
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Habitat, 900 ft., Cascade Mountains, Lewis County, Washington Habitat, 900 ft., Cascade Mountains, Lewis County, Washington Habitat, Pacific County, Washington
  Van Dyke's Salamander habitat  
  Habitat, 300 ft., Willapa Hills, Pacific County, Washington  
     
Short Video
  Van Dyke's Salamander  
  A Van Dyke's Salamander is discovered under a rock below a waterfall.






 
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