Maternal influences on offspring development in the California Newt, Taricha torosa
. Copeia, 1985:1028-1035.
clarkii has been linked to diminishing numbers of California newt (Taricha torosa
), a species of special concern (Kats et al.
For example, olfactory sensitivity to TTX in California newts (Taricha torosa
) has possibly arisen through mutation of receptors that otherwise target structurally mimetic arginine (Ferrer and Zimmer, 2007a).
(1982) Salamandridae Notophthalmus viridescens Kentucky Del Fosse and Whitaker (1971) Massachusetts Rankin (1945) Michigan Kelly (1934); Thomas (1937a); Muzzall (1991) New York Fischthal (1955) Pennsylvania Kelley (1934); Thomas (1937b); Jackson & Beaudoin (1967) South Carolina Kelley (1934); Thomas (1937b) Taricha torosa
California Lehmann (1960) * Unpublished Masters of Science Thesis.
We have taken advantage of a major chaparral wildfire to examine if fire indirectly impacts the feeding ecology of the California newt (Taricha torosa
Digital variation in the pes of Taricha torosa
. Phalangeal formulae are depicted with the departures from the standard arrangement shown in bold.
Ontogenetic changes in California newt (Taricha torosa
) in response to chemical cues from conspecific predators.
As feeding generalists, adult Taricha torosa
dine on a taxonomically diverse prey assemblage, including primarily insects, worms, snails, and other small invertebrates (Stebbins, 1972; Hanson et al., 1994; R.
Composition and structure of helminth communities of the salamanders, Aneides lugubris, Batrachoseps nigriventris, Ensatina eschscholtzii (Plethodontidae), and Taricha torosa
(Salamandridae) from California.
Ledson Marsh serves as a breeding ground for many local amphibians, including California red-legged frogs (Rana draytoni), California newts (Taricha torosa
) and rough-skinned newts (T.
can live in mesic forests and in the drier habitats with oak forests, chaparral, rolling grasslands, and the more and gray pine-blue oak communities of the Sierra Nevada and likely does occur in the vicinity of the cave (Petranka 1998).
Species of Hedruris are generally associated with salamanders (Baker, 1987) and in the northwest United States have been reported in Taricha torosa