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2010-03-11 07:55:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Springing forward into daylight savings, Aquarium of the Bay will host an interactive, fun-filled celebration starring Pacific Tree Frogs, Western Toads and amphibian friends on Sunday, March 14, 2010.

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California Newt, Taricha torosa
2013-10-07 12:36:43

The California Newt (Taricha torosa), known also as the Orange-bellied Newt, is a newt located mainly in California. The adult length can range from 5 to 8 inches. The skin gives off a potent toxin. T. torosa is divided into two subspecies; the Sierra Newt (T. t. sierrae) and the Coastal Range Newt (T. t. torosa). The difference between these two appears to be only in the location in which they can be found. They exist mostly on the California coastline and in the Sierra Nevada, due to...

Rough-skinned Newt, Taricha granulosa
2013-08-13 09:56:22

The Rough-skinned Newt (Taricha granulosa) is a North American Newt notorious for the strong toxin exuded from its skin. This is a stocky newt with a rounded snout. It ranges from light brown to olive or brownish-black on top, with the underside, including the head, tail, and legs, contrasting orange to yellow. The skin is granular but the males have smooth skin during the breeding season. They measure up to 6 to 9 centimeters from snout to vent and 11 to 18 centimeters overall. They are...

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  • The abrogation of a law by a higher authority; annulment.
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