• These Iberian newts will provide us with important biological information about how primarily aquatic organisms move on land, and how their morphology helps them to accommodate the different physical demands placed by the terrestrial environment. (blogspot.com)
  • The Pacific newts ( Taricha ) and the Eastern newts ( Notophthalmus ) with together seven species are the only representatives in North America, while most diversity is found in the Old World: In Europe and the Middle East, the group's likely origin, eight genera with roughly 30 species are found, with the ribbed newts ( Pleurodeles ) extending to northernmost Africa. (wikipedia.org)
  • Large zones of the mountainous Iberian System have undergone heavy depopulation since the early 20th century. (wikipedia.org)