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Taricha torosa
Taricha torosa
Photographer: William Flaxington

ID: 0000 0000 0901 0407 (2001-09-18)

Copyright © 2006 William Flaxington

  • date of photo  Feb 23, 2001
  • latitude 37.35122   longitude -121.53880   max error distance 5285 meters     View on Google Maps.
  • horizontal datum World Geodetic System 1984
  • georeferencing source GeoLocate
  • location   Arroyo Bayou Creek, E Mt. Hamilton (Santa Clara County, California, US)
  • family Salamandridae
  • order Caudata
  • class Amphibia
  • habitat  Blue Oak-Gray Pine Forest
  • notes   Multitude of road-kills recognized. In roadside, rain-pool countless newts seen (est. 50+). Three couples were copulating, and nine bachelor males encompassed one copulating pair (mating ball). The chaos circling the rough skinned female looked like a blob of legs and tails. Characteristic breeding males and rough skinned females examined.
  • photo category: Animal - Amphibian

  • common names   California Newt, Sierra Newt, Coast Range Newt (AW ) Californianewt (photographer)
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