Rhyacotriton kezeri Good and Wake, 1992

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

Rhyacotriton kezeri Good and Wake, 1992, Univ. California Publ. Zool., 126: 16. Holotype: MVZ 197300, by original designation. Type locality: "junction of Highway 26 and Luukinen Road (at the Nehalim River Bridge), Clatsop County, Oregon", USA.

English Names

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

Columbia Torrent Salamander (Collins, 1997, Herpetol. Circ., 25: 9; 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: 162; Tilley, Highton, and Wake, 2012, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 39: 22; Collins and Taggart, 2009, Standard Common Curr. Sci. Names N. Am. Amph. Turtles Rept. Crocodil., ed. 6: 15; Tilley, Highton, and Wake, 2012, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 39: 31; Highton, Bonett, and Jockusch, 2017, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 43: 33).


Coast ranges from the vicinity of the Chehalis River, Grays Harbor County, Washington, south to the Little Nestucca River and the Grande Ronde Valley in Polk, Tillamook, and Yamhill counties, Oregon, USA.


Stebbins, 2003, Field Guide W. Rept. Amph., Ed. 3: 162–163, provided a brief account, figure, and map. Petranka, 1998, Salamand. U.S. Canada: 437–439, provided an account. Hayes and Quinn, 2005, in Lannoo (ed.), Amph. Declines: 876–880, provided a detailed account that summarized the biology and conservation literature. 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.: 225, 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. Emel, Olson, Knowles, and Storfer, 2019, Conserv. Genetics, 20: 801–815, reported on landscape genetics with respect to conservation and forest management. Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 493–494, provided an account, summarizing systematics, life history, population status, and distribution (including a polygon map).

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