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  • English name
    Anderson's Crocodile Newt
  • ClassificationOrder Caudata Salamandridae
  • Scientific nameEchinotriton andersoni

Anderson's Crocodile Newt
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The Anderson Crocodile Newt looks the same today as long, long ago. Their nickname is "the living fossil". They've survived through time but the forests and woods are vanishing, and they're in trouble...

Size & Weight (Adult)

Size: Male approx. 7.5-8.5cm / Female approx. 7.2-10cm
Weight: 12-45g

(Source: Shinsekai Zetsumetsukiki Doubutsu Zukan* (Library Edition) Gakken) (*Illustrated Encyclopedia of New World Endangered Animals)

Where they live

The Anderson Crocodile Newt lives on Okinawa and Amami islands in Japan.

What they eat

They love munching on bugs and beetles, and worms for a snack.
What they are like

What they are like

The Anderson's Crocodile Newt gets its name from its bumpy ribs...don't worry, those aren't warts!

Find out more about the Anderson's Crocodile Newt!

Like a baby dinosaur
It is an amazing creature because all through time, it hasn't changed a bit. Nicknamed "the living fossil", he's the link to all ancient animals. It received its name from his bumpy ribs. His ribs are his charm and his cool dinosaur look.

Watch out for that ditch!
The Anderson's Crocodile Newt, a super survivor of time, is facing extinction. People are building roads and resorts on top of the Anderson's Crocodile Newt's home; the forest and woods, and now it is homeless. If the Anderson's Crocodile Newt falls into a roadside ditch, it won't be able get out and it will die!
Anderson's Crocodile Newt hasn't changed through time because there was never a problem with the forest and woods. It can't survive with all of this sudden change.

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