Notophthalmus

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North American newt
Notophthalmus viridescensPCCA20040816-3983A.jpg
Notophthalmus viridescens
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Caudata
Family: Salamandridae
Genus: Notophthalmus
Rafinesque, 1820

Notophthalmus is a genus of newts known commonly as North American newts. There are three species. The name derives from Greek νῶτον (nōton), meaning "back", and Greek ὀφθαλμός (ophthalmos), meaning "eye".

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