Columbia torrent salamander

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Columbia torrent salamander
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R. kezeri
Binomial name
Rhyacotriton kezeri
Good & Wake, 1992

The Columbia torrent salamander (Rhyacotriton kezeri) is a species of salamander in the family Rhyacotritonidae, endemic to the United States.

Its natural habitats are temperate forests, rivers, and freshwater springs. It is a small salamander (up to 10 cm total length) that lives in clear, cold, mountain streams. It is threatened by habitat loss. Due to their egg disposition being in enigmatic and obscure locations, there aren't many clear patterns as to where this species of salamander lays their eggs. Therefore, leading to inconclusive results on their reproductive ecology.[1]

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  1. ^ Russell, Kevin R.; Gonyaw, Alex A.; Strom, Justin D.; Diemer, Katherina E.; Murk, Kevin C. (2002). "Three New Nests of the Columbia Torrent Salamander, Rhyacotriton kezeri, in Oregon with Observations of Nesting Behavior". Northwestern Naturalist. 83 (1): 19–22. doi:10.2307/3536510. ISSN 1051-1733. JSTOR 3536510.

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