Rhyacotriton cascadae Good and Wake, 1992

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Rhyacotritonidae > Genus: Rhyacotriton > Species: Rhyacotriton cascadae

Rhyacotriton cascadae Good and Wake, 1992, Univ. California Publ. Zool., 126: 15. Holotype: MVZ 90795, by original designation. Type locality: "base of Wahkeena Falls, Multnomah County, Oregon", USA.

English Names

Cascade Torrent Salamander (Good and Wake, 1992, Univ. California Publ. Zool., 126: 15; Crother, Boundy, Campbell, de Queiroz, Frost, Highton, Iverson, Meylan, Reeder, Seidel, Sites, Taggart, Tilley, and Wake, 2001 "2000", Herpetol. Circ., 29: 30; Stebbins, 2003, Field Guide W. Rept. Amph., Ed. 3: 161; Stebbins, 2003, Field Guide W. Rept. Amph., Ed. 3: 163; Tilley, Highton, and Wake, 2012, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 39: 31; Highton, Bonett, and Jockusch, 2017, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 43: 33).

Cascades Salamander (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 34).

Cascades Torrent Salamander (Collins, 1997, Herpetol. Circ., 25: 9; Collins and Taggart, 2009, Standard Common Curr. Sci. Names N. Am. Amph. Turtles Rept. Crocodil., ed. 6: 15).


Western slope of the Cascade Mountains from just north of Mount Saint Helens, Skamania County, Washington, south to northeastern Lane County, Oregon, USA.


Highton, 2000, in Bruce et al., Biol. Plethodontid Salamanders: 228, suggested that two species masquerade under this name. Petranka, 1998, Salamand. U.S. Canada: 434–437, provided a detailed account. Stebbins, 2003, Field Guide W. Rept. Amph., Ed. 3: 163–164, provided a brief account, figure, and map. Hayes, 2005, in Lannoo (ed.), Amph. Declines: 874–876, provided a detailed account that summarized the biology and conservation literature.See discussion of phylogeography and range by Wagner, Miller, and Haig, 2006, Herpetologica, 62: 63–70. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 641. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 226, provided a brief account, photograph, and map. Altig and McDiarmid, 2015, Handb. Larval Amph. US and Canada: 131–132, provided an account of larval morphology and biology. Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 496, provided an account, summarizing systematics, life history, population status, and distribution (including a polygon map).

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