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Noun1.dicamptodon - salamanders found near cold streams throughout the year
salamander - any of various typically terrestrial amphibians that resemble lizards and that return to water only to breed
Dicamptodontidae, family Dicamptodontidae - large and small highly aquatic salamanders
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New microsatellite markers for examining genetic variation in peripheral and core populations of the coastal giant salamander (Dicamptodon tenebrosus).
2005: Accounting for coalescent stochasticity in testing phylogeographical hypotheses: modelling Pleistocene population structure in the Idaho giant salamander Dicamptodon aterrimus.
The Coastal giant salamander, Dicamptodon tenebrosus, and the Cascade torrent salamander, Rhyacotriton cascadae, often occur together in Oregon Cascades streams (Nussbaum, 1976; Hayes, 2005; Jones and Welsh, 2005).
Neoteny and the urogenital system in the salamander Dicamptodon ensatus (Eschsholtz).
Another group termed "giant" salamanders, the genus Dicamptodon, is made up of four species variously found in Northern California, northern Idaho and along the Pacific Northwest coast.
Feeding ecology of stream--dwelling pacific giant salamander larvae (Dicamptodon tenebrosus).
Moreover, he added to the ambiguity about the number of eggs at this oviposition site by later characterizing it as 34 eggs, based on his including 2 additional torrent salamander eggs found in the stomach of a 54-mm SVL giant salamander (Dicamptodon spp.) larva buried 30 cm from this oviposition site.
Local and landscape-scale influences on the occurrence and density of Dicamptodon aterrimus, the Idaho giant salamander.
For instance, Dicamptodon larvae require approximately two to four years in a stream to reach metamorphosis (Petranka 1998).
These communities, which included Plethodon and other amphibians such as the Pacific Northwest giant salamanders (Dicamptodon) (Welsh, 1990), were restricted to the west slope of the Cascades and northern Rocky Mountains by the beginning of the Pleistocene (Detling, 1968; Daubenmire, 1975; Mack et al., 1976; Barnosky et al., 1987).