genus Rhyacotriton


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Noun1.genus Rhyacotriton - olympic salamanders
amphibian genus - any genus of amphibians
Dicamptodontidae, family Dicamptodontidae - large and small highly aquatic salamanders
olympic salamander, Rhyacotriton olympicus - small large-eyed semiaquatic salamander of the United States Northwest
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Torrent salamanders (genus Rhyacotriton), endemic to the Pacific Northwest of North America, have concealed oviposition sites that are rarely encountered.
Geographic variation and speciation in the torrent salamanders of the genus Rhyacotriton (Caudata: Rhyacotritonidae).
72) reported that larvae of the genus Rhyacotriton fed on "flatworms, annelids, snails, arachnids, crustaceans, and over 20 families of insects." They reported that snails constituted 40% of the volume of stomachs of larvae in the Coast Range of Oregon (which could apply to Columbia Torrent Salamanders or Southern Torrent Salamanders) in May.