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    • Taricha torosa
    • Taricha torosa sierrae
    • Taricha torosa torosa
    • Triton torosa
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    • California Newt
    • Coast Range Newt
    • Sierra Newt

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What

California Newt Taricha torosa

Observer

rdm24

Date

April 21, 2007 01:02 PM PDT

Description

My first newt in southern California!

Matt and I saw this guy climbing a tree. I've never seen one "on the go" before, so we just left it alone and watched it climb. And fall. And climb again.

He was probably looking to mate in the creek. The tail was all flattened, as for swimming.

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What

California newt Taricha torosa

Observer

rademacherdan

Date

August 17, 2014 12:25 PM PDT

Description

My favorite newt spot: former gun emplacement at Battery Townsley

Photos / Sounds

What

California Newt Taricha torosa

Observer

rdm24

Date

February 14, 2009

Description

Again, in the San Mateo Wilderness

Photos / Sounds

What

California Newt Taricha torosa

Observer

rdm24

Date

March 21, 2010

Description

Big mass of mating newts!
Above Tenaja Falls in the San Mateo Wilderness

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What

California Newt Taricha torosa

Observer

rdm24

Date

April 21, 2007

Description

On the hike to Sturtevant Falls

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Square

What

California newt Taricha torosa

Observer

juliequest

Date

August 23, 2014

Description

In creek

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Square

What

California Newt Taricha torosa

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

August 29, 2014 09:20 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

California Newt Taricha torosa

Observer

dpom

Date

August 29, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

California Newt Taricha torosa

Observer

robberfly

Date

August 29, 2014

Description

We lifted some steal doors/water pump culvert and these two were hiding in the dark. The top one looks "Rough-skin esque?"

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Square

What

California Newt Taricha torosa

Observer

longhairedlizzy

Date

August 17, 2014

Description

A small newt found hiding under the same log as the crayfish. After a quick photo, their shelter was very carefully replaced.

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What

California Newt Taricha torosa

Observer

shannon_noelle

Date

July 20, 2014 11:50 AM PDT

Description

Found in Muir Woods. Crawled into stream and began swimming. Had a bright orange belly. I think it's a California newt but not positive.

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What

California Newt Taricha torosa

Observer

loloscheiner

Date

July 20, 2014 12:15 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)
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Description from Wikipedia

The California newt or orange-bellied newt, with scientific name Taricha torosa, is a newt found mainly in California, Western North America.

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Conservation Summary

    Source: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. . Downloaded on 10 November 2011.