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Ensatina eschscholtzii oregonensis

Oregon Ensatina - Ensatina eschscholtzii oregonensis Ensatina  eschscholtzii  oregonensis  from   Mendocino  County,
California                                                      Photo by Gerold Merker

Distribution:  In our region, the Oregon Ensatina occurs along the northwestern coast of California from Sonoma County northward to the Oregon border.

Legal Status:  Ensatina eschscholtzii oregonensis has no protected status in our region.

Taxonomic Note:  There is some disagreement over the validity of this subspecies in the State of California. Based upon Stebbins, there are no pure oregonensis in California. He describes a large intergrade zone in northern California where oregonensis intergrades with other California Ensatina subspecies.

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