Western Oregon and slightly into northwestern California.
Likes to hide under ground debris, inside rotting logs, or in rock crevices in forested regions with few trees. Commonly found in rotting Douglas fir logs and areas with recently cleared trees. Lives in a temperate zone up to 5600 feet in elevation. Many are known to nest in trees.
A generally dark colored salamander with lighter speckling or clouded accents. It grows to a length of about 5 inches and has 16 costal grooves as well as naso-labial grooves. Its legs are relatively long and thin with square-ended toes, and it has a prehensile tail.
Learn more with Schechter Natural History's Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians