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Palmate Newt - male- found by Clare

Observed: 6th June 2012 By: tanya Eyretanya Eyre’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptilestanya Eyre’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Palmate Newt - male- found by Clare
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Found by clare

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Male

Out of the breeding season, male palmate newt lose their webbed feet. If you look right between the toes of this one you can still see a tiny amount of webbing left. I think this is a male that has lost most of his breeding dress and is moving in to the terrestrial phase. The tail is becoming rounded rather than flat, which is another indication of this.