Narrow range in the Cascade Mountains of north central Oregon.
This species is most often found in old-growth fir, maple, and cedar forests with closed canopies on western slopes of the Cascade range. It likes to hide in rotting logs, and will also live on talus slopes.
A thin-bodied salamander with a long, round tail and scrawny legs. It averages 3.5-4.5 inches in total length and has obvious costal grooves. It has a small, narrow head with an angular snout. It typically has a blotchy red or reddish brown dorsal stripe, and dark grey to black sides with white speckling that extends onto the dark ventrum.
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