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Crocodile Newts (Tylototriton & Echinotriton)... Two popular genera of Asian newts, the crocodile newts are diverse of habit, habitat, and appearance. The Mandarin or Emperor Newt, Tylototriton shanjing, is highly sought after.

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Old 23rd July 2003   #1
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I just picked up 4 "crocodile newts" from the Metro NY reptile exp. They were only $10 each and I think they are actually Paramesotriton... but not certain. Any tips on making certain?

Greg



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Old 23rd July 2003   #2
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Well Greg, what do they look like? Tyloto- and Parameso- tritons actually are quite different in appearance. A new wave of Tylototritons at fairly cheap prices has hit the market as I have heard, so price is not really a distinguishing characteristic trait for either genus Click the image to open in full size..

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Old 23rd July 2003   #3
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Greg they were paramesotriton.I know they were not tylototriton or I would've bought a few.That guy did have some nice caudates though.Did you pick up any of the amphiumas or caecilians?



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Old 24th July 2003   #4
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I did not get any of the Siren or Amphiuma. This same vendor had Penninsula newts and A. mexicanum and that's all for Caudates. Maybe you saw different newts?

the only other Caudates I saw at the show were the typical Salamandra and the Siren intermedia and Amphiuma.... it is strange how these "suddenly" hit the expo market.

Did I miss some?

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Old 24th July 2003   #5
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Let's assume Paramesotriton (as was my gut anyway...). of the species of this genus, what enters the trade in the U.S.? I'll try to get some shots of them this weekend and post.

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Old 24th July 2003   #6
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He had nice adult P. waltl and yes he had many axolotls.He also had a tank crammed with Cynops.He may have had more but I was talking with him before the show opened so he could have put more on display later once it opened to the public.I don't remember seeing any sirens, just amphiumas.And the guy with the eletric eels,lungfish,etc. had a tank full of aquatic caecilians.Not really suddenly, I've seen full grown amphiumas there before and I'm sure I've seen sirens.There were not as many salamandra as usual.If you were referring to the baby CB salamandra those were mine BTW. =)Oh and when I was talking to the caudate vender we were discussing the "croc newts" and he said they were paramesotriton too.As for the species that make it into the U.S. market I have no idea.



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Old 24th July 2003   #7
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All of the known Paramesotriton species enter the US trade, including a few "unidentified" Paramesotritons...one of which I feel is deloustali.

One caveat: P. laoensis/Laotriton does not



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