ONH

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    1 - Western Red-backed Salamander, Plethodon vehiculum, in red alder leaf litter.

    11/16/2002 Heart O' the Hills Area, Olympic National Park, Washington

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    2 - Western Red-backed Salamander.

    11/16/2002 Heart O' the Hills Area, Olympic National Park, Washington

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    3 - Western Red-backed Salamander.

    11/16/2002 Heart O' the Hills Area, Olympic National Park, Washington

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    4 - Western Red-backed Salamander.

    11/16/2002 Heart O' the Hills Area, Olympic National Park, Washington

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    5 - Western Red-backed Salamander.

    11/16/2002 Heart O' the Hills Area, Olympic National Park, Washington

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    6 - Field characters for the Western Red-backed Salamander.

    11/16/2002 Heart O' the Hills Area, Olympic National Park, Washington

The Western Red-backed Salamander, like the Washington Salamander, prefers moist habitat away from the sun. Western Red-backed Salamanders can be identified by the yellowish dorsal stripe reaching the end of the tail, the stripe’s smooth margin and the white specks in the darker areas at the sides (slide 6).