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Dicamptodon tenebrosus (Pacific Giant Salamander; Coastal Giant Salamander)

Synonyms: Amblystoma tenebrosum; Ambystoma tenebrosum

Wikipedia Abstract

The coastal giant salamander (Dicamptodon tenebrosus) is a species of salamander in the Dicamptodontidae family (Pacific giant salamanders). It is endemic to the United States and Canada. There are three closely related species to this taxon: D. ensatus (California giant salamander), D. copei (Cope's giant salamander), and D. aterrimus (Idaho giant salamander).
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
29
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
51
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 57.76
EDGE Score: 4.07

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
British Columbia mainland coastal forests Canada, United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Central and Southern Cascades forests United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Central Pacific coastal forests Canada, United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests  
Klamath-Siskiyou forests United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Northern California coastal forests United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Puget lowland forests United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Willamette Valley forests United States Nearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
California Coast Ranges Biosphere Reserve 153447 California, United States  
H.J. Andrews Biosphere Reserve 15815 Oregon, United States
Olympic Biosphere Reserve II 922805 Washington, United States
Redwood National Park II 77867 California, United States

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
California Floristic Province Mexico, United States No

Prey / Diet

Dicamptodon tenebrosus (Pacific Giant Salamander)[1]

Predators

Dicamptodon tenebrosus (Pacific Giant Salamander)[1]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

    Maps
Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Nat'l Mississippi River Museum & Aquar
Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

Range Map

North America;

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Images provided by Google Image Search
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access