Juvenile Rough-skinned Newt found under a rotting log along with nearly half a dozen California Slender Salamanders. Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve, San Mateo Co., CA. Nov 21, 2010.
All were found under old bark in damp leaf litter.Identification based around overall coloration, foot size, and location.
See my bugguide post.
The scales on the back seemed to get bluer after handling it a bit...anyone seen this or was I just out in the sun to long?
Probably oreganus, but couldn't get close enough to see full body