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Fire-Belly & Sword-Tail Newts (Cynops & Hypselotriton) Perhaps the most famous and frequently bred newts in captivity, the fire-bellied newts and sword-tail newts are well known throughout the world as being excellent, gregarious captives.

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Old 2nd January 2004   #1
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Herpetology of Japan and Adjacent Territory
STEJNEGER, LEONHARD
1907

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At the very least, this document shows the origin of "ensicauda" -- "from the Latin words ensis, sword; cauda, tail". I'm told that the subspecies name "popei" is from the late Clifford H. Pope, an American herpetologist formerly with the American Museum of Natural History.




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Thanks for sharing Tim!



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