Taricha Gray 1850 (western newt)

Osteichthyes - Caudata - Urodela

Parent taxon: Salamandridae according to R. L. Carroll 1988

Sister taxa: Archaeotriton, Brachycormus, Carpathotriton, Chelotriton, Chioglossa, Euproctus, Koaliella, Koalliella, Lissotriton, Megalotriton, Mertensiella, Notophthalmus, Oligosemia, Palaeopleurodeles, Phosphotriton, Pleurodeles, Procynops, Salamandrina, Triturus, Tylototriton

Subtaxa: Taricha (Palaeotaricha) Taricha oligocenica

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Ecology: amphibious carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (2: California collections)

• Arikareean of United States (1: Montana)

• Oligocene of United States (4: Oregon)

Total: 7 collections each including a single occurrence

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