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Two Newts ID Newt on Left of First Photo?

Observed: 20th April 2013 By: km1km1’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptileskm1’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Two Newts 1
Two Newts 2
Two Newts 3
Two Newts 4
Two Newts 5

At the time I thought this was some sort of mating thing but now I wonder if they are different species and just one chasing another off. The smaller newt possible being chased I think is a palmate newt. The bumpy newt looks a bit like the pictures I have seen of male smooth newts but the back feet look a bit like a palmate newts. Newts were photographed from edge of pond so I dont have any photos of the underneath.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Smooth Newt (Lissotriton vulgaris) interacts


Masked Marvel's picture

You are correct. You have a

You are correct. You have a male smooth newt and a male palmate there.

km1's picture

Thank you

Do you want to add the full ID for the smooth newt as I wouldn't have been able to ID on my own?
I do like Pulborough Brooks I have gone from probably not having really seen a newt before to 3 different species in one pond in one afternoon!

Masked Marvel's picture

You go ahead, I think you

You go ahead, I think you pretty much had it.