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Newt Uncertain ID

Observed: 20th April 2013 By: km1km1’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptileskm1’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Newt Uncertain ID
Newt Tail
Tail of Newt
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Smooth Newt (Lissotriton vulgaris) interacts


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Tail pin?

Tail in second photo looks a little pin like at the end I think.

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Tail of Newt

I will add another photo showing tail to see if that helps

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I don't see a filament and

I don't see a filament and the wavy crest is typical for a male smooth newt.

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Photos not very clear but I think tail is more sharply pointed rather than abrupt end with a filament so I think you may be right.

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Third photo better.

I agree no filament. :)

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ID points

Go by the hind feet with fringes / flaps of skin in Picture 1 and the wavy crest in picture 2 - both these are only found on male Smooth Newts. If it were a Palmate Newt it would have webbed hind feet and no wavy crest.

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