Spot-tailed warty newt

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Spot-tailed warty newt
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Caudata
Family: Salamandridae
Genus: Paramesotriton
Species: P. caudopunctatus
Binomial name
Paramesotriton caudopunctatus
Liu & Hu, 1973

The spot-tailed warty newt (Paramesotriton caudopunctatus) is a species of salamander in the Salamandridae family only found in central China. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and rivers. It is threatened by habitat loss.[1] Female spot-tailed warty newts reach a total length of 155 mm (6.1 in), males are slightly shorter.[2]


  1. ^ a b Yuan, Z. & Lau, M.W.N. (2004). "Paramesotriton caudopunctatus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 1 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Fei, L. (1999). Atlas of Amphibians of China (in Chinese). Zhengzhou: Henan Press of Science and Technology. p. 46. ISBN 7-5349-1835-9.