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Western newts
Taricha torosa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Class: Amphibia
Order: Caudata
Family: Salamandridae
Genus: Taricha

Taricha is a genus of newts. There are only three species and four subspecies. They are called western newts and Pacific newts. All newts are part of the family Salamandridae. The three species in this genus are California newt, the rough-skinned newt and the red bellied newt. They are all found on the west coast of the United States.


Genus Taricha (Western Newts / Pacific Newts) - 3 species

  • Rough-skinned Newt (Taricha granulosa)
  • Red-bellied Newt (Taricha rivularis)
  • California Newt (Taricha torosa)

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