Indian Salamander ( Goro) (Schedule 2 Part 1)

The Indian Salamander ( Tylotoriton verricosus ) is an extremely rare amphibian occurring sporadically in the hills of Darjeeling where it is called "Goro" by the local people.

This newt can reach a length of 6 inches (15 cm). The tongue is small, subareolar, free on the sides and slightly behind. The teeth on the palate arise in two oblique series and meet in the front. They have a thick, bony fronto-squamosal arch. They have five toes and the tail is flattened to aid swimming.

Diet : They feed on spiders, worms, millipedes, scorpions, molluscs and a range of insects.

Range : Mountains of Yunnan , Kakhyen Hills , Sikkim , Manipur.
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