about 4 cm long, found curled under damp foliage
No interactions present.
This is a palmate newt
please see the blog here.
The author was a former amphibian specialist at Natural England
I've been checking up on the ID of juvenile newts (see the blog above). As I was familiar with this way of IDing juvenile Lissotriton newts but couldn't remember the source.
I've found a quote in a couple of my books and reference to the original paper.
From Newts and Salamanders of Europe, by Richard Griffiths (1996): "Immature newts my be identified as palmate newts by a light-coloured dorsal stripe which runs down the neck, down the back and on to the tail. This is yellow-orange in colour and of equal intensity along its length."
This is described in this paper: Roberts & Griffiths, 1992. The dorsal stripe in newt efts: a method for distinguishing Triturus vulgaris and T. helveticus. Amphibia-Reptilia 13: 13-19
I have added a post in the forum which expands on this: http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/173074
Lat/Lng: 50.8951366, 0.0568758
OS grid ref: TQ447126