Sierra Newt

The Sierra Newt is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Taricha sierrae, commonly known as the Sierra newt, is a medium-sized salamander, with adults measuring 70-90 mm from snout to vent and 125-200 cm in total length. This salamander has usually warty skin, no costal grooves, and a Y-shaped vomerine teeth pattern. More

The Sierra Newt is a subspecies of the California Newt that lives to the west of Sierra Nevada. Stub icon This Salamandridae article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. More

Sierra newts occur at elevations below about 2,000 m and range along the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada from Shasta County (Gorman, 1951) south to Kern County (Stebbins, 1985). More

The Sierra Newt shows a strong tendency to use streams for breeding, but may use ditches and other bodies of water. Breeding has been observed from early March through May. Males arrive first, and stay longer than females. More

hybridization) with the Sierra Newt along the Kaweah River in Tulare County. (Formerly newts throughout the Sierra Nevada were recognized as Sierra Newts.) Habitat Found in wet forests, oak forests, chaparral, and rolling grasslands. More

Yosemite’s lone newt species, the Sierra newt, is the park’s most visible caudate, moving often in a slow motion between their retreats on land and their breeding sites in nearby ponds, streams, and rivers. More

The Sierra newt, often commonly called water dog or mud puppy, is probably the most common salamander found in Yosemite National Park. More

Order : Caudata
Family : Salamandridae
Genus : Taricha
Species : sierra
Authority : Twitty, 1942