ID these Newt or Salamander

P. Novak

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Im not sure if these are newts or salamanders. Both were found under logs in a moist area. Creeks near by

Number 1:





NUmber 2 comes with a baby:





They are both roughly 15-17cm long. The baby is about 4cm.
Oh and they are both different, if you couldn't tell from the pix.

Thanks a bunch!
 

AviculariaLover

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Well, it seems the first one is a newt, and the other is a salamander. Don't know about species, never seen any like that where I live. Very cute though!
 

steu

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i'm not sure but seems to me both are taricha torosa
 

skinheaddave

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i'm not sure but seems to me both are taricha torosa
I think you're right about the first one, but the second one looks more like Ensatina eschscholtzii xanthoptica to me. Of course this is working from the Peterson's field guide. I'm sure someone with local knowledge would be able to tell far more certainly.

Cheers,
Dave
 

froggyman

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I think you're right about the first one, but the second one looks more like Ensatina eschscholtzii xanthoptica to me. Of course this is working from the Peterson's field guide. I'm sure someone with local knowledge would be able to tell far more certainly.

Cheers,
Dave
I think number one may be Taricha granulosa instead

number two looks like Aneides lugubris
 

dtknow

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They are Taricha sp.(won't try to guess) and Ensatina.

What are you planning on doing with them? I'd release them unless you plan to breed. Also, you'd need a fishing license to keep them, but you likely have that.
 

P. Novak

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After looking around on google and some pictures with the name Ensatina eschscholtzii xanthoptica. I think skinheaddave is right on the money. THe second one is indeed Ensatina eschscholtzii xanthoptica.

The second one definetly looks like Taricha torosa torosa.

Thanks alot guys!
 
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