Ensatina

Ensatina

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Ensatina eschscholtzii

Ensatina is a complex of plethodontid salamanders found in coniferous forests, oak woodland and chaparral from British Columbia, through Washington, Oregon, across California, all the way down to Baja California in Mexico. The genus Ensatina originated approximately 21.5 million years ago. It is usually considered as monospecific, being represented by a single species, Ensatina eschscholtzii, with several subspecies forming a ring species.

References

1. Ensatina Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ensatina
2. Ensatina on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/59260/53979540

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