Van dyke's salamander

The Van dyke's salamander is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Van Dyke's salamander has 14 costal grooves. They also have 1/2 to 3 costal folds inbetween the toes of their adpressed limbs. These salamanders have nasolabial grooves, unlike Lungless Salamanders. More

Identification/Variations: Van Dyke's Salamanders come in three basic variations. They come in a solid yellow color which is know as a light phase. The dark phase appears above in the center photo and shows dark markings on the side. More

Survey Protocol for the Van Dyke's Salamander (Plethodon vandykei) Lawrence L. C. Jones. USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, 3625 93rd Ave. SW, Olympia, WA 98512. More

Van Dyke's Salamander (Plethodon vandykei) Credit & Copyright: Dr. Bruce G. Marcot Explanation: This is one of the rarest vertebrate species in North America: a Van Dyke's Salamander. More

and juvenile Van Dyke's salamanders have not been well documented (Petranka, 1998). A. Breeding. Reproduction is terrestrial. i. Breeding migrations. Undocumented, but breeding migrations are not known for any Plethodon species. More

populations of Van Dyke's salamanders), they may occur in the Riparian Reserve land allocation. Riparian Reserve corridors may provide two ecological functions for these animals: populations may occur there, and these species may rely on these areas to maintain connectivity among populations. More

Van Dyke's Salamander (Plethodon vandykei) = Recent Records - Taxon Date County State View all records for Plethodon More

same species as the Van Dyke's Salamander (Plethodon vandykei), that has become separated into two geographically distinct populations. Adults are shorter and stockier through the body than other plethodon salamanders. There are 14 costal grooves in the back. More

Order : Caudata
Family : Plethodontidae
Genus : Plethodon
Species : vandykei
Authority : Van Denburgh, 1906