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Common Name:Salamander, Pacific Giant
Scientific Name:Dicamptodon ensatus
Area:Santiam Wagon Road - Sweet Home Ranger District, Willamette National Forest
Date:November 8, 2002

This photo shows off the pudgy characteristic of this species, the largest terrestrial salamander in North America, which can be around 12 inches in length.

Reference:Plants and Animals of the Pacific Northwest by Kozloff / Cascade-Olympic Natural History by Mathews
Link:Trip Journal Entry