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Salamanders and Newts
What eats Newts?
What is the difference between a salamander and a newt?
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What is a scientific name for a newt?
A newt is an amphibian of the Salamandridae family, although not all aquatic salamanders are considered newts. About two thirds of all species of the family Salamandridae are commonly called "newts", compromising the following genera: Calotriton, Spanish brook newts Cynops, firebelly newts Echinotriton, crocodile newts Lissotriton, small bodied newts Mesotriton, Alpine newts Neurergus, spotted newts Notophthalmus, Eastern newts Ommatotriton, banded newts Pachytriton, paddle-tail newts Paramesotriton, warty newts Pleurodeles, ribbed newts Taricha, Pacific newts Triturus, crested newts Tylototriton, crocodile newts The term "newt" has traditionally been seen as an exclusively functional term for salamanders living in water, and not a systematic unit.