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Rough-skinned Newt

Taricha granulosa


Salamander was my guess but now I know better approx. 6" long Brown back and bright orange belly.


Northern oregon, backyard swimming pool


After we removed the winter cover and drained the pool we found many of these critters amongst the green slim and pine needles. Thanks Liam. this guy definitely had rough skin, and little known to me to be Poisonous, must have been my lucky day.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Liam 8 years ago
Rough-skinned Newt
Taricha granulosa Rough-skinned newt

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Jeff Dreier
Jeff Dreier 8 years ago

I agree with your ID. I don't think California newts occur that far north, and red-bellied newts are in coastal forests, mostly in California.

Liam 8 years ago

Not 100% confident on my ID suggestion, please someone confirm.

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Dallas, Oregon, USA

Spotted on Jun 25, 2013
Submitted on Jun 27, 2013

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