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We are always looking for new Salamander/Newt and amphibian related web sites.  Please use use this easy-to-use form to submit them.  This section is divided into sections, as follows:

Care-Related and Hobbyist Web Sites
  • Caudata Culture:  The ultimate newt and salamander care resource.  Look no further.
  • Alex's Salamander Shed:  This is a new Dutch salamander website for beginners. [Added 13-Dec-2004]
  •  Devin Edmonds' website with lots of his own care info and a great set of links for captive maintenance and breeding of an array of amphibians. [Added 12-Jul-2007]
  • Anapsid.Org - Reptile & Amphibian Information Collection:  Melissa Kaplan's web site attempts to be all encompassing and succeeds, for the most part. Its amphibian section has some shortcomings in the accuracy stakes but the site is worth a visit, particularly for those interested in reptiles.
  • Beth's Newt Site:  Some good basic information. [Updated: 27-Apr-2006]
  • Christophe Cagé's Amphibian Web Site:  An excellent site, with lots of information relating to a number of different amphibians,  including Caecilians, mainly for beginners (site is in French - you may want to use a translator).
  • Harry Dresens' Site:  Harry's personal web site. There's lots of interesting info about breeding newts and salamanders. [Updated: 27-Apr-2006]
  • Jenni's pages:  A real treat with plenty of practical information on keeping newts.[Added 28-Apr-2006]
  •  An educational web project dedicated to the conservation and preservation of amphibians.
  •  A nice web site run by newt enthusiasts.   It has a good chat room for those interested in newts.
  •  Paul Bachhausen's Salamander Site with details of the Cynops Register, of which Paul is in charge.  The site is in German but Paul has links to a translator for non-German speakers). [Added 4-Jan-2003]
  •  The Official Web Site of the Dutch Urodela Society.  Site is in Dutch.  Great information and nice photos/images.  Highly Recommended.  [Added 7-May-2003]
  • That Reptile Blog:  Frank Indivigilio, author of "Newts and Salamanders" published by Barrons, writes a very informative blog over at with lots of amphibian interest. [Added 7-Apr-2010]

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Scientific, Photographic and General Newt and Salamander Web Sites
  • ARKive - Images of Life on Earth:  ARKive is the Noah's Ark for the Internet era - a unique global initiative, audio-visually profiling British wildlife and the world’s endangered species. [Added 28-Apr-2006]
  • Amphibia Web at the University of Berkeley:  Accurate accounts and photographs of many species of Amphibian.  I highly recommend this web site. [Link repaired 30-Dec-2007]
  •  Marc Staniszewski's Amphibian Information Centre.  Marc is the author of several books on amphibians, including the English-language text "Amphibians in Captivity".
  • Amphibians - Frogs and Salamanders:  Mamoru Kawamura's photographic site with photos of many species of amphibian, including the Axolotl.
  • Amphibians: Guidelines for the breeding, care, and management of laboratory animals:  Very good information on maintaining and breeding salamanders and the physiological processes involved. Based on laboratory protocols [Link renewed to main page 30-Dec-2007].
  • Amphibian Species of the World at the AMNH:  The American Museum of Natural History's Department of Herpetology has a searchable database of near-current amphibian species.
  • Andrias Homepage, The:  Sumio Okada's excellent website about Asian Giant Salamanders. [Under construction - 30-Dec-2007]
  • Basking Spot, The:  A comprehensive list of Herp links. [Updated: 27-Apr-2006]
  • - An excellent informative web site dealing with the reptiles and amphibians of California and beyond. From the web site's intro: "This website is an illustrated atlas that documents the diverse reptile and amphibian fauna found in California. Our goal is to educate, entertain, and promote an awareness and appreciation of indigenous reptiles and amphibians and their natural habitats. In addition to the complete section on California herps, there are collections of pictures of reptiles and amphibians and their habitats from many areas beyond California." [Added 4-Aug-2009]
  • Field Herp Forum: A website and forum dedicated exclusively to field herping. The main emphasis is on snakes, but amphibians creep in there every now and then and the folk are friendly and helpful. We tend to share some users. [Added: 03-Apr-2008]
  • Hellbender Homepage, The:  A website devoted entirely to Hellbenders by Jeff Humphries of Clemson University. [Updated 3-May-2002]
  • Henk Wallays Urodela Info Center:  Study group and information center for salamanders and newts. Written in Dutch.[Updated: 30-Dec-2007]
  • ILAR Online Journal 48 (3): Use of Amphibians in the Research, Laboratory, or Classroom Setting. [Added 16-Dec-2008]
  • Living Underworld:  An extensive site covering all amphibians. Lots of great photos as well.
  • Longevity of Salamanders in Captivity:  A very interesting site which has several records of the longevity of many different species of newts and salamanders, as well as other herpetiles.
  • Michael Benard's Salamanders Photographs:  Plenty of great salamander photos, a real treat. Certainly worth a visit!
  •  Mark Mandica's web site contains an on-line portfolio of drawings and photos of amphibs and reptiles.
  • Mike Pingleton's Herp Pictures:  A great photographic, links and bibliographic web site. [Updated 27-Apr-2006]
  • Rich Glor's Salamander Photo Gallery:  A collection of great caudata photographs. [Updated 27-Apr-2006]
  • Salamanders and Newts:  John Sullivan's photographs of California salamanders.
  • Salamanders of North Carolina:  Photographs and brief descriptions of many North Carolina Caudates. [Updated 27-Apr-2006]
  • Salamanders of Virginia:  Photographs of many Eastern U.S. salamanders provided by the Virginia Herpetological Society.
  • Tree Of Life, The:  The Tree of Life covers phylogeny in great detail.  If you're interested in the evolution of amphibians, this is a good place to start.
  • Triton:  Sorin Damian's web site of amphibian images.
  • United States Caudate Registry:  For residents of the USA who keep newts and salamanders.  Aims to increase captive breeding, dissemination of species and cut down on the demand for wild-caught animals.  [Added 14-Dec-2002]
  • Whose Tadpole is it?:  An excellent identification and field guide of central European amphibians. Includes keys and illustrations. English and German. 

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Frog, Toad and Caecilian Web Sites
  • Caecilians Web Site (Gymnophiona) - Rubber Eels:  A web site about Caecilians.  Nothing to do with caudata, but it's a very interesting site. [Updated 27-Apr-2006]
  • AJC's Virtual Frogroom:  Some sound advice for beginners and many vivarium examples. There's also a frog blog. [Added 28-Apr-2006]
  •  A community and forum for large Frog and Toad enthusiasts, as well as pet species like Fire Belly Toads. [Added 06-Oct-2008]
  • Frogs of Australia:  This site is about Australian frogs. It includes a field guide to Australian frogs and conservation groups, including the indangered Coroberie Frog. It also tells you what to do if you find a misplaced frog and includes links to other sites. [Added 09-Jun-2007]
  • Gymnophiona:  It's a very interesting and extensive site on caecilians. [Added 27-Apr-2006]
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