• This evolutionary arms race has resulted in the newts producing levels of toxin far in excess of what is needed to kill any other conceivable predator. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Scd6-like Sm domain is found in Scd6p from S. cerevisiae, Rap55 from the newt Pleurodeles walt, and its orthologs from fungi, animals, plants and apicomplexans PMID:15257761. (embl.de)
  • It is very similar in appearance to the Rough-skinned Newt and they are often indistinguishable without dissection, but in general, the California Newt has orange skin around the bottom of its eye while the Rough-skinned has gray skin at the bottom its eye. (wikipedia.org)
  • The California Newt also has eyes that protrude beyond the edge of the jaw line when viewed from above, while the eyes of the Rough-skinned do not protrude, giving its head a more bullet-like appearance. (wikipedia.org)
  • All salamandrids have toxic skin secretions, and newts are highly poisonous in all stages of their life history. (tolweb.org)