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Threatened Newts & Salamanders - Guidelines for Conservation Breeding - Review

TylototritonGuy

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Hi everyone,

I thought I would review a new book that was released this year in February which is a must have for any Caudata (Newt & Salamander) enthusiast and specialist, called "Threatened Newts & Salamanders - Guidelines for Conservation Breeding".

This book contains information on the care requirements and breeding of several Threatened and Endangered species of Caudata available in the Pet Trade/Industry, that has been rarely available both online and in book form.

Only currently available in Hard-back and containing 173 pages and hundreds of photographs of species, wild habitats, enclosure types and much more that is hardly if ever available, this is the comprehensive guide to refer too for breeding some of the worlds most rarely available species of Newt and Salamanders and for a mere £55.99 you can own it.

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Photographs Front - TL: Neurergus derjugini - W.Schneider, TM: Tylototriton shanjing - J.Fleck, TR: Triturus pygmaeus - B.Trapp, Main: Laotriton laoensis - P.Bachhausen.

Blurb:- Approximately two thirds of the more than 7000 known amphibian species on earth are currently considered to be threatened by the IUCN. Of the 650 known species of Newts and Salamanders, about 430 are more or less exposed to the risk of extinction.

These guidelines for captive keeping and breeding of threatened species of Caudata in human care aim at promoting public awareness of respective opportunities and thus contributing to their conservation. Twenty-two threatened Eurasian species and the Neotropical Axolotl are represted in this book. Data on the respective threat status, factors involved in declines, guidance for captive keeping and breeding, as well as aid for the identification of development stages are provided.

With this presentation of scientific knowledge obtained through captive keeping and breeding of threatened species and observations assembled in their natural habitats, the working group "Urodela" of the DGHT contributes to the agenda of this herpetological society, namely nature conservation, species protection and species-appropriate captive care.
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Photographs Back - Top: Triturus dobrogicus - B.Trapp, Middle: Euproctus platycephalus - B.Trapp, Bottom: Calotriton asper - B.Trapp.

Contents -

Preface ................... V

1) Introduction ................... 1

2) List of Eurasian newts and salamanders classified as Threatened by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) - The Amphibian Ark ................... 3

3) Overviews of species (CCM papers) ................... 6

  • Ambystoma mexicanum - Axolotl ................... 7
  • Paradactylodon persicus & Paradactylodon gorganensis - Persian Salamander & Gorgan Cave Salamander ................... 16
  • Calotriton asper - Pyrenean Brook Salamander ................... 23
  • Cynops ensicauda - Sword-tailed Newt ................... 29
  • Cynops orphicus - Dayang Newt ................... 38
  • Euproctus montanus - Corsican Mountain Salamander ................... 48
  • Euproctus platycephalus - Sardinian Mountain Salamander ................... 54
  • Laotriton laoensis - Laos Warty Newt ................... 61
  • Liua shihi - Wushan Salamander ................... 70
  • Mertensiella caucasica - Caucasian Salamander ................... 74
  • Neurergus crocatus - Lake Urmia Newt ................... 81
  • Neurergus derjugini - Kurdistan Newt ................... 90
  • Neurergus kaiseri - Zagros Newt ................... 101
  • Neurergus stauchii - Strauch's Spotted Newt ................... 109
  • Triturus dobrogicus - Danube Crested Newt ................... 118
  • Triturus pygmaeus - Pygmy Marbled Newt ................... 124
  • Tylototriton asperrimus - Black Alligator Newt ................... 131
  • Tylototriton hainanensis - Hainan Alligator Newt ................... 137
  • Tylototriton kweichowensis - Guizhou Alligator Newt ................... 139
  • Tylototriton shanjing - Mandarin Alligator Newt ................... 143
  • Tylototriton taliangensis - Ta Liang Alligator Newt ................... 149
  • Tylototriton wenxianensis - Wen Xian Alligator Newt ................... 153
4) General recommendation for the captive care of newts and salamanders (Amphibia: Urodela) ................... 157


5) Annotated normal table for the indentification of developmental stages of newts and salamanders (Amphibia: Urodela) ................... 167


6) Credits ................... 172
The amount of information about each of the listed species in the book is unprecedented coming from some of the most renowned Keepers and Breeders of each of the species.

I Highly recommend this book to anyone, it truly is a masterpiece that would be a valuable addition to any keepers book collection.

You can find the book online at the following places -



DGHT.de
Dartfrog.co.uk

NHBS.com



If you're really into your Conservation and in particular Conservation of Caudata species, then you are bound to love this!

Thank you all for reading and enjoy.

TylototritonGuy
 
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    I've advertised my CB alpine newts for sale UK but no offers so far. I'm looking for a carer/enthusiast so I put a price to deter people who might not be serious about the responsibilities of the undertaking but how do I find a genuine enthusiast who will take over care? I'm not looking for money, just a good home for the newts.
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    Hey guys, its way too hot where I live right now. Temperatures 40 degree celcius outside, making it like 30 degrees inside. Ive got ice packs on my yellow spotted salamanders hidey rock, he acts like he hates it though. Am I keeping him too cold? I think my temp gauge might be messed up, or at least in the wrong spot. I put the tank temp gauge in the top left corner of his large tank, where it says its 80 degrees fahrenheit, which I am aware is too hot, which is what makes me put the ice packs on his rock at the bottom of the cage, but the bottom of his cage feels a lot cooler tha 80 degrees. Should I move my temp gauge down to the bottom corner where he hangs out the most? Should I get a soil temperature probe so I can tell what temperature the soil that hes laying on is?
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  • FragileCorpse:
    Because his soil is certainly not 80 degrees fahrenheit, and I dont want to freeze the poor bugger with ice packs if he really doesnt need them. Hes been doing fine, but Im just so stressed because I cant get ANy information on how to handle this little guy. Theyre illegal to keep without a permit, but this one would not have survived without my intervention. So I cant call and ask anyone for help. If theres a betetr site than this one, I sure havent found it. But I never get any replies here. We are all just asking questions and getting none answered basically. Its really frustrating as I just want to help this little dude be happy and healthy. All I can get him to eat is potato bugs as well. I cant find anything else that he will eat. Is that even okay? :/ hes been eating strictly those since may first.
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    Alright well I bought a bunch of stuff for his tank and hope it helps. Im getting extremelty frustrated that bI cant get an answer. Guess buddies just gonna have to die or some shit. like wtf why cant I get any help.
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    I'm afraid this is the largest and most active community for this kind of information, probably on the entire internet. That said, we are still small overall. We can't help you all of the time. We do offer you support and have answered your questions in the past so I feel it's very impolite to lose patience with us.
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    Second of all, was you who said you wild caught your salamander? And had Authorities threaten to retrieve it from you?
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    Third of all, assuming thats the case, no one seems to want to face the reality that these animals come from climates and microenvironments where they need to be kept cool. If you can't hack, then release it where you pulled it from.
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    he was dying outside. SO SORRY i was nice enough to save him. can i even release him in wetaher thats 40 degree celcius? will he not just die outside because he cant dig through the hard ground?
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    The ONLY reason I spent 500 dollars on this thing was to keep him alive. thats IT. He was completely dry with cracked skin and couldnt walk and I nursed him back to health. Now I should just throw him outside on the hard baked ground where I found him? in my driveway? Really dude?
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    I am losing patienc ebecause I care. Because I cant get any answers in any length of time that will actually benefit him. He'll only eat potato bugs, I just want him to have good rest of his life. Thats IT. So dont act like I went out an dillegally trapped some poor salamander out of the wild for fun cuz I wanted one.
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    I am very sure he was just trying to pass by, because he certainly cant dig ANYWHERE in the soil ANYWHERE near where I live. So I cannot just release him in 40 degree celcius on the super hard baked ground where theres no shelter and no food and now ater to be seen for miles. I dont see how that wioll help him at all.
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    @FragileCorpse, Watch your language please.
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    What did I say sorry? What word?
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    Lots of contemplating life for me. What about you?
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    Same thoughts reduced to bytes on a website
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