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2014-11-01 05:19:05

A deadly fungal disease is killing salamanders across Europe and biologists believe it’s only a matter of time before the fungus starts ravaging salamanders in North America, according to a new report in the journal Science.

2014-10-30 23:03:18

A deadly disease wiping out salamanders in Europe will reach the U.S.

European Newts Establishing In The Wild In Australia
2014-06-30 03:18:12

Once confined behind pet shop windows, the smooth newt (Lissotriton vulgaris) –a ‘controlled pest animal’ in Victoria – has made a new home in Melbourne’s peri urban fringe.

2013-08-30 23:03:09

Newt Global plans to equip its Sales & Marketing efforts with a mix of veterans and fresh talent to support its expanding operations and client base. Irving,

Insight Into Tissue Regeneration Offered From Newt Transcriptome
2013-02-20 13:06:23

Scientists have identified protein families expressed during tissue regeneration in newts, providing the groundwork for research into whether particular sets of genes are used for the purpose.

Traffic Harms Asturian Amphibians
2012-04-12 09:36:27

The roads are the main cause of fragmenting the habitats of many species, especially amphibians, as they cause them to be run over and a loss of genetic diversity. Furthermore, traffic harms two abundant species that represent the amphibious Asturian fauna and have been declared vulnerable in Spain: the midwife toad (Alytes obstetricans) and the palmate newt (Lissotriton helveticus).

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2011-05-20 09:42:06

New findings of researchers from Tel-Aviv University show that predator-prey interactions between ground beetles of the genus Epomis and amphibians are much more complex than expected.

2008-09-26 00:00:18

More than half the frogs, toads, newts and other amphibians in Europe could be wiped out in less than 50 years, British scientists said. In a report to the Zoological Society of London, researchers said Thursday that the most threatened species live in southern Europe, The Guardian reported.

2008-08-13 15:00:00

By AMY HUNT MILLIONS of passengers and hundreds of planes pass through Newcastle International Airport every year. But as well as holidaymakers and flight crew, the 184 hectare airport site has a number of other regular visitors.

2008-08-08 00:00:00

An Ecologist will be appointed to help determine the future of the great crested newt at a holiday park in North Lincolnshire. An investigation into the habitat of the newt has been completed at Seven Lakes Country Park, off Wharf Ealand, after developers put in plans for the lakes.


Latest Newts Reference Libraries

Sword-tail Newt, Cynops ensicuada
2013-10-07 13:56:26

The Sword-tail Newt (Cynops ensicauda) has recently been put on Japan’s Red List of Threatened Amphibians. This newt has a very small range and can only be found in some of the southernmost islands in Japan. Occasionally, Sword-tail Newts are referred to as Fire-bellied Newts, not to be confused with the common Chinese and Japanese species, because of their bright orange colored bellies, which serve as a warning to predators that they are poisonous. They can be distinguished from these two...

Chinese Fire Belly Newt, Cynops orientalis
2013-10-07 13:41:26

The Chinese Fire Belly Newt (Cynops orientalis) is a small black newt measuring about 2.2 to 4 inches. It has bright orange aposematic coloration on the ventral sides. C. orientalis is commonly seen in pet stores where it is frequently confused with the Japanese Fire Belly Newt (C. pyrrhogaster) because of similarities in size and in coloration. It typically exhibits smoother skin and a rounder tail than the C. pyrrhogaster, and has less obvious parotoid glands. They are mildly poisonous...

Northern Crested Newt, Triturus cristatus
2013-10-07 13:36:15

The Northern Crested Newt (Triturus cristatus), known also as the Great Crested Newt or Warty Newt, is a newt belonging to the family Salamandridae found across Europe and parts of Asia. Its range extends from Great Britain and Brittany in the west across much of Europe north of the Alps and the Black Sea. It’s the biggest and least common of the three newts found in the British Isles and is one of only four amphibians protected by the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. The newts have dark...

Eastern Newt, Notophthalamus viridescens
2013-10-07 12:56:00

The Eastern Newt (Notophthalamus viridescens) is a common newt of eastern North America. They frequent small lakes, ponds, and streams or near-by wet forests. They can coexist in an aquatic environment with small, noncarnivorous fish, as their skin secretes a poisonous substance when the newt is threatened or injured. They have lifespans of 12 to 15 years within the wild and may grow to five inches long. These newts are common aquarium pets, being either collected from the wild or bought. The...

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...

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