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A southern torrent salamander (Rhyacotriton variegatus) in conifer forest habitat in the Pacific Northwest.

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The southern torrent salamander (Rhyacotriton variegatus) inhabits small, cool, headwater streams and seeps in conifer-dominated forests, primarily in the Coast Ranges of Oregon and northern California. Research in the Oregon Coast Range suggests that maintaining forested habitat >46 m around these streams is important if the protection of habitat for this and other headwater-associated amphibians is a conservation priority. This photograph originally appeared on the cover of Ecological Applications (15:4) in June of 2005.
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Discipline Specific Core Concepts
Life science discipline (subject)
Keywords habitat, stream, forest, buffer, riparian, headwater, conservation
Key taxa southern torrent salamander, Rhyacotriton variegatus
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Pedagogical Use Description This photograph could be used to illustrate a salamander or conservation through protection of riparian habitat buffers.
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Primary Author Affiliation Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida
Primary Author email mstodd@ufl.edu
Rights Copyright 2005 by the Ecological Society of America.
Date Of Record Submission 2008-04-09

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