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Sierra Newt By Chrishawna Porter 4 th  Wildlife
Anatomy <ul><li>Sierra Newts are made up of a few basic characteristics: </li></ul><ul><li>Two front legs consisting of fo...
Habitat <ul><li>Newts can be found in areas surrounded by lots of trees and a small body of water which they will use when...
Food Web <ul><li>Newts most commonly eat snails, worms, slugs, and occasionally small birds. </li></ul><ul><li>Newts are a...
Population <ul><li>The Sierra Newt is not becoming extinct but rather expanding due to the fact that in can become accusto...
Taxonomy <ul><li>The Taxonomy of The Sierra Newt is as follows; </li></ul><ul><li>Kingdom: Animalia </li></ul><ul><li>Phyl...
Human Relationship <ul><li>Most Sierra Newts are killed on roadways by cars while traveling to a new habitat </li></ul>
Origins <ul><li>Newts are “found along the coast and coast range mountains from Mendocino county south to San Diego county...
Fun Facts <ul><li>http://www.californiaherps.com/movies/ttorosa1108.mov </li></ul><ul><li>Sierra Newts have a poisonous ou...
In The News <ul><li>“ Newts contain a powerful poison called tarichatoxin, which is biochemically very similar to tetrodot...
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  1. 1. Sierra Newt By Chrishawna Porter 4 th Wildlife
  2. 2. Anatomy <ul><li>Sierra Newts are made up of a few basic characteristics: </li></ul><ul><li>Two front legs consisting of four toes each </li></ul><ul><li>Two Back legs consisting of five toes each </li></ul><ul><li>Most adult newts are normally between 3-4 inches long </li></ul><ul><li>Coloring ranges from shades of brown to red on the top portion of the body </li></ul><ul><li>Below they eyes, covering the nose, is a distinctive yellow color. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Habitat <ul><li>Newts can be found in areas surrounded by lots of trees and a small body of water which they will use when breeding. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Food Web <ul><li>Newts most commonly eat snails, worms, slugs, and occasionally small birds. </li></ul><ul><li>Newts are also great meals for other animal species like Snakes, fish, and bigger amphibians. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Population <ul><li>The Sierra Newt is not becoming extinct but rather expanding due to the fact that in can become accustomed to varying conditions. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Taxonomy <ul><li>The Taxonomy of The Sierra Newt is as follows; </li></ul><ul><li>Kingdom: Animalia </li></ul><ul><li>Phylum: Chordata </li></ul><ul><li>Class: Amphibia </li></ul><ul><li>Order: Caudata </li></ul><ul><li>Family: Salamandridae </li></ul><ul><li>Genus: Taricha </li></ul><ul><li>Species: Sierrae </li></ul>
  7. 7. Human Relationship <ul><li>Most Sierra Newts are killed on roadways by cars while traveling to a new habitat </li></ul>
  8. 8. Origins <ul><li>Newts are “found along the coast and coast range mountains from Mendocino county south to San Diego county. A disjunct population is found in the southern Sierra Nevada from northern Kern county at Breckenridge Mountain north to a zone of intergradation (or hybridization) with the Sierra Newt along the Kaweah River in Tulare County.”~ http://www.californiaherps.com/salamanders/pages/t.t.torosa.html </li></ul>
  9. 9. Fun Facts <ul><li>http://www.californiaherps.com/movies/ttorosa1108.mov </li></ul><ul><li>Sierra Newts have a poisonous outer layer that keeps almost any predator away. </li></ul>
  10. 10. In The News <ul><li>“ Newts contain a powerful poison called tarichatoxin, which is biochemically very similar to tetrodotoxin, or TTX, found in pufferfish. A highly potent neurotoxin, TTX is the most poisonous non-protein substance known to science.” ~ Cdn.optmd.com </li></ul><ul><li>Because of unpredictable rises and dips in temperature, many salamanders, frogs and newts will get stuck in unfavorable conditions along their travels -- enough to threaten their survival. ~ News.discovery.com </li></ul>
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