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Taricha sierrae
Taricha sierrae
Sierra Newt
Photographer: Russell Towle

ID: 0000 0000 0603 0272 (2003-06-12)

Copyright © 2003 Russell Towle

  • date of photo  Jun 5, 2003
  • location   New York Canyon, a tributary of the North Fork of the American River, 4800' (Placer County, California, US)
  • family Salamandridae
  • order Caudata
  • class Amphibia
  • habitat  rocky gorge at 4800'
  • notes   Beside a deep pool at the base of a waterfall, a shallow pool fed by spray contained two newts, in mating form.
  • camera   Nikon 990
  • contributor's ID #  Taricha_torosa_355.JPG
  • photo category: Animal - Amphibian

  • common names   Sierra Newt (AW )
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  • Reviewers' comments about this photo (review or add another comment)
    1. Reviewed by CalPhotos Staff    Oct 4, 2007

    Action: changed name from "Taricha torosa sierrae" to "Taricha sierrae "

    Reviewer's comments:
         "Taricha torosa sierrae has been elevated to species. The reference is: Kuchta SR 2007 Contact zones and species limits: hybridization between lineages of the California Newt, Taricha torosa, in the southern Sierra Nevada. Herpetologica 63:332-350."

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