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Chinese Warty Newt

Chinese warty newt is a species of salamander belonging to the Salamandridae family, endemic to China. Females are slightly larger than males.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Amphibia
    Order Caudata
    Family Salamandridae
    Genus Paramesotriton
    Scientific Name Paramesotriton chinensis

    Size Around 15.1 cm (5.9 in)
    Color Greenish upper surface with bluish-black or gray underside with small yellow-orange spots
    Distribution China
    Habitat Tropical or subtropical moist lowland forests, rivers, freshwater marshes
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Average Lifespan Up to 10.3 years in captivity
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on March 29th 2017 by under Newts. Article was last reviewed on 30th September 2019.

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