Unknown amphibian

Unknown amphibian

Observation - Unknown amphibian. Description: When I returned to our house in central Portugal, after an absence of two months, I found this strange looking amphibian in a bowl which had collected some rainwater. It was unable to get out and so could have been there for several weeks. It is not at al

When I returned to our house in central Portugal, after an absence of two months, I found this strange looking amphibian in a bowl which had collected some rainwater. It was unable to get out and so could have been there for several weeks. It is not at all like the newts which frequent our pond. My first thought was some kind of salamander but I understand that these are characterised by long tails and this creature has a very short tail. Does anyone know what it is?