Newt: Amphibian

Information and summary of main features:

- These amphibians can be found in northern Africa, North America, Asia and Europe.

- There are several species, but the best known are: Iberian newt, newt palmate, alpine newt, marbled newt and the pit-salamander.

- During the breeding phase, the newts are in areas with freshwater.

- The newts' basic food is based on small insects.

- They have a body similar to that of lizards.

- Many species have strong coloration (red, green, orange) to scare off predators. Also present toxins in your skin.

- They have four identical legs in size and a large tail.

Biological Curiosities

"Fishworms' waterworms have teeth."

- Have the ability to regenerate some parts of the body (eyes, heart, intestines, among others).

- Newt taricha, found mainly in North America, produces a toxin (poison) so potent that it can even kill a human being.

Scientific Classification:

Kingdom: Animalia

Philo: Chordata

Class: Amphibia

Order: Caudata

Family: Salamandridae

Subfamily: Pleurodelinae