Family: Salamandridae

  This is primarily an old world family with six representatives in North America (Stebbins 1985), one of which can be found in Idaho, Taricha granulosa (Rough-skinned Newt). Characteristics of the family include vomerine teeth in two long rows (Goin and Goin 1971),the absence of a nasolabial groove, no parasphenoid_teethClick word for definition and no maxillary teethClick word for definition in the larvae (Nussbaum et al. 1983).

Rough-skinned Newt
Taricha granulosa
Rough-skinned Newt

Written by John Cossel Jr., 1997
Photos by Charles R. Peterson