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Lizard or newt ?

Observed: 10th January 2012 By: pondlifepondlife’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptilespondlife’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
lizard - newt ?
lizard - newt ? 1
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found under log not sure if very cold or dead
but put back after taking pic's

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Smooth Newt (Lissotriton vulgaris) interacts


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The universal way of telling

The universal way of telling newt from lizard is that the latter have a body covered with scales. With our Common Lizard, these scales are small and smooth (not what 'scaly' might suggest), and this contrasts with the scale-less but rough-looking skin of newts. The lizard has longer, thinner toes, a more intelligent-looking pointed face, and (at least in sunshine) moves faster than any newt.



recording wildlife with The Recorder's Year on www.hbrg.org.uk/TRY.html.

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thanks very much for the

thanks very much for the info.