Sexing Tylototriton taliangensis

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Are Tylototriton taliangensis more difficult to sex than other Tylototriton? I just got a bunch of T. taliangensis and am having a tough time figuring out their sexes. I also got some new T. shanjing and T. kweichowensis and they seem to be easier to sex.
 

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Turn them over, hold the newt such that you can use one hand to separate the lips of the cloaca. Males will have a longer slit than females (it helps to compare a few animals).
 

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I should say, Max Sparreboom taught me that in 2000.
 

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I’ve found this also ,that Taliangensis are harder to sex ,Untill the male is fully mature and then has orange pads on his arms for amplexus , I’m still touch and go on my 3 animals as to whether I have 3 males or 2 males 1 female. Maybe I am too impatient.
 
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