Western redback salamander

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Western redback salamander
Plethodon vehiculum.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Caudata
Family: Plethodontidae
Genus: Plethodon
Species: P. vehiculum
Binomial name
Plethodon vehiculum
(Cooper, 1860)

The western redback salamander (Plethodon vehiculum) is a species of salamander in the family Plethodontidae, found in Canada and the United States. Its natural habitats are temperate forests and rocky areas. The animal has a colored stripe on its back which varies from red to yellow.