Taricha sierrae

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Taricha sierrae
Taricha sierrae amplexus


Taxonavigation: Salamandroidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Amphibia
Subclassis: Lissamphibia
Ordo: Urodela
Subordo: Salamandroidea

Familia: Salamandridae
Subfamilia: Pleurodelinae
Genus: Taricha
Species: Taricha sierrae


Taricha sierra (Twitty, 1942)

Type locality: "Cherokee Creek, in the hills above Chico, Butte County, California", USA.

Holotype: CAS-SU 2425.


  • Triturus sierrae Twitty, 1942
  • Triturus torosus sierraeStebbins, 1951
  • Taricha sierraeWahlert, 1952
  • Taricha torosa sierraeSchmidt, 1953
  • Taricha sierraeCollins, 1991


  • Twitty, 1942, Copeia, 1942: 65.
  • Collins, 1991: Viewpoint: a new taxonomic arrangement for some North American amphibians and reptiles. SSAR Herpetological Review 22(2): 42–43.
  • Kuchta, S.R., 2007: Contact zones and species limits: Hybridization between lineages of the California newt, Taricha torosa in the southern Sierra Nevada. Herpetologica, 63 (2): 332–350


  • 2007 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species IUCN: Taricha sierrae  (Not Evaluated) Downloaded on 9 August 2008.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Sierra Newt