Notophthalmus is a genus of newts. There are three species. The name derives from Greek νῶτον (nōton), meaning "back", and Greek ὀφθαλμός (ophthalmos), meaning "eye".

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Notophthalmus viridescens
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Urodela
Family: Salamandridae
Subfamily: Pleurodelinae
Genus: Notophthalmus
Rafinesque, 1820


Species recognized as of October 2019:[1]

Image Scientific name Common Name Distribution
Notophthalmus meridionalis (Cope, 1880) black-spotted newt northeastern Mexico and southern Texas
  Notophthalmus perstriatus (Bishop, 1941) striped newt southern Georgia southward into central Florida
  Notophthalmus viridescens (Rafinesque, 1820) eastern newt eastern North America.


  1. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2019). "Notophthalmus". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. Retrieved 15 October 2019.