Tails and Scales

Crocodile Newt

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The Kweichow Crocodile Newt (T.kweichowensis) is part of the Genus known Tylototriton which consists of 11 known subspecies and possibly even more yet to be named. All Tylototriton are considered highly toxic due to their defense mechanism which is being able to use the tips of its ribs to pierce the insides of the Orange Warts along its sides which secrete the toxin. However they are a fairly docile species so this rarely can happen.

Kweichow Crocodile Newts originate from parts of Yunnan and Guizhou provinces in China. They inhabit and like slow flowing streams, small ponds and the surrounding areas of their habitat.