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1. Some members of the genera Ambystoma and Dicamptodon have larvae that never fully develop into the adult form, but this varies with species and with populations.

2. Most salamanders are considered voiceless, but the California giant salamander (Dicamptodon ensatus) has vocal cords and can produce a rattling or barking sound.

3. Most dusky salamanders (Desmognathus) and Pacific giant salamanders (Dicamptodon) lay smaller batches of medium-sized eggs in a concealed site in flowing water, and these are usually guarded by an adult, normally the female.

4. Near-endemics, those that occur in the Olympics as well as other parts of a limited range, include the Cope's giant salamander (Dicamptodon copei), and the Van Dyke's salamander (Plethodon vandykei,) both found primarily in the Olympics and other mountainous areas of western Washington;

5. Among amphibians the California giant salamander (Dicamptodon ensatus) is found here, which point marks the southern extent of its range.

6. It contains two genera, Ambystoma, the mole salamanders, and Dicamptodon, the Pacific giant salamanders.

7. In 2006, a large study of amphibian systematics (Frost et al., Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 297 (2006) placed Dicamptodon back within Ambystomatidae, based on cladistic analysis.

8. The Pacific giant salamanders are members of the genus Dicamptodon and are large salamanders endemic to the Pacific Northwest in North America.

9. The genus Dicamptodon was formerly thought to contain two species, Cope's giant salamander (D. copei) on the Olympic Peninsula, Washington, and the Pacific giant salamander (D. ensatus) which consisted of three geographic populations, an Idaho isolate, a group in northern California, and a group in Oregon and Washington.

10. The salamander Dicamptodon copei Nussbaum, 1970, the dinosaur Drinker nisti Bakker et al., 1990, the lizards Alopoglossus copii Boulenger, 1885, Gambelia copeii (Yarrow, 1882), Plestiodon copei (Taylor, 1933), Sepsina copei Bocage, 1873,Sphaerodactylus copei Steindachner, 1867, the snakes Adelophis copei Dugès, 1879, Aspidura copei Günther, 1864, Cemophora coccinea copei Jan, 1863, Coniophanes imperialis copei Hartweg &

11. Less commonly seen are the black salamander (Aneides flavipunctatus) and California giant salamander (Dicamptodon ensatus) and the threatened California red-legged frog (Rana draytonii).

12. Pacific giant salamander (Dicamptodon ensatus);

13. The Idaho giant salamander, Dicamptodon aterrimus, is a species of salamander.

14. Cope's giant salamander (Dicamptodon copei) is a species of salamander in the family Dicamptodontidae, the Pacific giant salamanders.

15. The California giant salamander (Dicamptodon ensatus) is a species of salamander in the family Ambystomatidae.

16. Dicamptodon ensatus is endemic to California, in the western United States.

17. In 1989 genetic studies showed that the D. ensatus populations consisted of three species: the Idaho giant salamander (Dicamptodon aterrimus) in Idaho, and two highly divergent species with a narrow hybrid zone in California, the coastal giant salamander (Dicamptodon tenebrosus) (ranging from northern California to Washington) and the California giant salamander (Dicamptodon ensatus) (ranging from Santa Cruz County to Mendocino County).

18. A fourth species of Dicamptodon, Cope's giant salamander (D. copei ), lives on the Olympic Peninsula, Washington.

19. The coastal giant salamander (Dicamptodon tenebrosus) is a species of salamander in the family Ambystomatidae (Pacific giant salamanders).

20. The coastal giant salamander, being a member of the genus Dicamptodon, exhibits two distinctive phases within its life;

21. Adult coastal giant salamanders, like most of the genus Dicamptodon, are opportunistic feeders feeding on anything they can fit in their mouth.

22. The Idaho giant salamander (Dicamptodon aterrimus) is one of three closely related species to this taxon: D. ensatus, (California giant salamander), D. copei (Cope's giant salamander) and D. tenebrosus (coastal giant salamander) also known as the (Pacific giant salamander).

23. Cope's giant salamander (Dicamptodon copei) is a species of salamander in the family Dicamptodontidae.

24. The Idaho giant salamander, Dicamptodon aterrimus, is one of three closely related species to this taxon: D. ensatus, (California giant salamander), D. copei (Cope's giant salamander) and D. tenebrosus (coastal giant salamander) also known as the (Pacific giant salamander).

25. The Cope's giant salamander (Dicamptodon copei) is a species of salamander in the family Dicamptodontidae.

26. The coastal giant salamander (Dicamptodon tenebrosus) is a species of salamander in the family Dicamptodontidae (Pacific giant salamanders).