Only one observed. This site seemed to xeric for salamanders so I was rather surprised to find one.
"I was hiking north of Covina, CA up by Big Dalton Canyon on the Mystic Canyon Trail, and came across this newt just before dark. It was close to 5:30pm and we were heading back to the car when it just happened to cross the path in front of us. The location has a creek, but this year the water level has been lower than usual. We left him where we found him, near some tall grass and a fallen tree stump along the creek."
- Cerese M.
Observation and photo by Cerese M., sent to email@example.com
Black-spotted Newt found in Cameron County and photographed for the Meet Your Neighbours global biodiversity project. http://meetyourneighbours.net
Salamanders are any of approximately 550 extant species of amphibians within the order Caudata. They are typically characterized by a superficially lizard-like appearance, with slender bodies, short noses, and long tails. All known fossil salamanders and all extinct species fall under the order Caudata, while sometimes the extant species are grouped together as the Urodela. Salamanders have never more than four toes on their front legs and five on their rear legs, but some species have...