Detailed Care Sheet for Salamanders and Newts This sheet concerns the general care of newts and salamanders. These are amphibians and are of the order Caudata in the scientific system of classification. The word "salamander" generally refers to any tailed amphibian lacking claws or ear openings. This means that newts are essentially salamanders.
to Care for a Salamander: eHow.com There is general care and specific care for salamanders depending on their species. A salamander by definition is an amphibian with a tail that doesn't have claws or ear openings.
Salamanders of Nova Scotia Nova Scotia's Museum of Natural History briefly describes the characteristics of the island's salamander species and displays pictures.