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Rough-skinned Newt

Taricha granulosa

Description:

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

Habitat:

Northern oregon, backyard swimming pool

Notes:

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


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2 Comments

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
Liam 8 years ago

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

phredshome
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phredshome

Dallas, Oregon, USA

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

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