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Chinese Fire-bellied Newt (Cynops orientalis)

Created: April 2nd, 2010 - 10:28 PM
Last Modified: July 30th, 2010 - 10:14 AM
Entered by: Michael Peters
Record 41483
Country:
United States
State:
California
County:
Contra Costa County
Time:
2010-04-02 15:47:00
Qty:
1
Age:
--
Sex:
--
Method:
Visual encounter
Habitat:
meadow with permanent ponds
Body Temperature:
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Air Temperature:
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Ground Temperature:
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Humidity:
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Sky Conditions:
Drizzle
Moon Phase:
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Elevation:
527.00ft
Barometric Pressure:
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Notes

Identification as Cynops orientalis by the people at http://www.caudata.org/

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Comments

Posted by Brian Hinds-AKA Fundad on Jan 14, 2015 at 04:58 PM

Michael, Are you still checking this email?

Posted by Michael Peters on Jul 30, 2010 at 10:34 AM

Species added

Posted by Michael Peters on Jul 30, 2010 at 04:05 AM

From personal conversation with Gary Nafis, there is a very high likelihood this salamander was a released pet. This particular locale is a locale where it is known to happen frequently. If it is found to breeding anywhere covered by NAHERP then it probably should be in the database, but I don't think it has been confirmed to be breeding anywhere yet.

Posted by Jonathan Hakim on Jul 30, 2010 at 03:45 AM

Yell at psyon to stick this species in the database. You could also think about writing up a distribution note for Herpetological Review. I could help you out on that a little if you want.