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Salamandridae - Newts, True Salamanders

here are around 70 species of small, colorful salamanders and newts in this family. Their bright coloring is a visual warning to other animals, because all the species in this family produce a toxin through their skin. All of the species in this family are found in the Northern Hemisphere.


 Kingdom: Animalia
 Phylum: Chordata
 Subphylum: Vertebrata
 Class: Amphibia
 Order: Caudata 
 Family: Salamandridae