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Warty Newts (Paramesotriton & Laotriton) & Paddletail Newts (Pachytriton Often sold incorrectly as Japanese fire-bellied newts, these territorial newts are distinct from other genera and very interesting in their own right.



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Default Paramesotriton chinensis ID - New sub-species

Hi Folks,
some identification questions about Paramesotriton chinensis
it looks like the usual batch of Paramesotriton chinensis may consists of sub-species
within, normally i do see Paramesotriton chinensis has at least 2 color types
the Black/Dark Brown types and the Greenish types, both still have very rough skin
it seems to me the southern species are something else, what is your thoughts?

the Greenish types looks like is now call Paramesotriton qixilingensis?
China: Jiangxi

the Black/Dark Brown type could still be some other sub-species?
Paramesotriton aurantius
China: Fujian

the usual Paramesotriton chinensis below
China: Zhejiang


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