Palmate newt

The Palmate newt is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

), the smooth and palmate newts (Lissotriton spp.) and the banded Newts (Ommatotriton spp.). Other species present in Europe are the Iberian ribbed newt (Plurodeles waltl), which is the largest of the European newts, the pyrenean brook newt (Calotriton sp. More

The Palmate Newt (Lissotriton helveticus) is a species of newt found in most of Western Europe, including Great Britain. More

The Palmate Newt is a common Western European amphibian. 4. More

The Palmate Newt (Triturus helveticus)- Triton Palmé in French, is found everywhere in France (except the extreme south east). This is the smallest European newt, and it gets its name from the webs that develop between the toes of males in the breeding season. More

by the palmate newt in contrast to the smooth newt if you click on each name and scroll to the distribution map at the bottom of the web-page you can observe the differences. The palmate newt has always been an enigmatic species. More

The palmate newt is the smallest British amphibian, and earns its English name from the strongly webbed hind feet that males develop during the breeding season. Both sexes have smooth skin, with olive green or brownish coloured upperparts and a ... More

Sale or commercial exchange of palmate newts is prohibited in Britian by the Wildlife and Countryside Act, 1981 (2). More

Palmate Newt mapped on a 2km grid. Green dots = breeding sites. Yellow dots = present but no evidence of breeding. Large dots = 1990 onwards. Small dots = pre-1990. More

The palmate newt is the rarest. It looks similar to the smooth newt, but is slightly smaller. Outside the breeding season it can be difficult to tell the two apart. In the breeding season the male has an unimpressive crest. More

Palmate newts are reasonably common in many parts of Wales, although not as plentiful as the common newt (Triturus vulgata). Note the skin between the toes of the palmate newt - the feet are rather like palms of the hand, from which it gets its name. More

The Palmate Newt can be hard to distinguish from the Smooth Newt. Like all amphibians it breeds in water but spends much of the rest of the year on land. Formerly known as Triturus helveticus. More

The palmate newt is similar but generally grows to just 6cm, has a pink or yellow throat and a white border running round its orange belly. It also has dark markings on the side of its head. More

comparison to the Smooth Newt and the Palmate Newt, the Great Crested Newt is significantly larger, growing up to 15 cm in length and looking much heavier. This species is dark brown or black in colour with a more warty, rough skin. More

The Palmate Newt (Lissotriton helveticus - formerly Triturus helveticus) = Palmate Newt Copyright: Howard Inns The Palmate Newt is Britain’s other small brown newt. More

Palmate Newt - Triturus helveticus / Lissotriton helveticus - Native Identification Tailed Amphibian-Smooth velvety skin Dorsal surface and flanks, Females - yellowish to olive brown, with dark freckling. More

Palmate Newt, Lissotriton helveticus (Razoumowsky, 1789) History and origin The Palmate newt was first described by Razoumowsky in 1789, the scientific name of this species is Lissotriton helveticus, formally Triturus helveticus. More

the palmate newt would be more likely to be found in woodland habitats than the otherwise ecologically similar smooth newt. Interestingly in Kent the distribution of the palmate newt is largely associated with ancient woodland, mirroring the historical extent of woodland across the county. More

Palmate newt is the smallest reaching only 8cm in length. All newts continue to grow throughout their life; consequently the largest individuals are normally the oldest. Female newts are always bigger than same age males, sometimes by as much as a third. More

A male palmate newt in the pond A female smooth newt in the pond A female great crested newt in the pond A female great crested newt on land A male palmate newt in the pond More

are a good way of telling this species apart from Palmate Newts (which have no spots on their throat). Outside the breeding season newts come onto land and live in damp places, they are most frequently found underneath logs and debris in this phase of their annual cycle. More

The palmate newt reaches a size of 8 cm. Like the smooth newt there are differences between the sexes, but these are not so pronounced. The male has a larger more decorative tail, with a streak of orange running down its centre. More

Palmate newts prefer more acidic water than Smooth newts and are found in still, shallow water typically on heathland and moorland, including montane areas up to 2000m in the south of its range (Pyrenees and Alps). Their distribution is more limited than Smooth or Great Crested Newts. More

Palmate Newt - olive green or light brown skin with orange bellies and unspotted throats Size: Great crested - maximum 17cm, Smooth - 7-11cm, Palmate - 9-10cm Lifespan: Great crested - maximum 27 years, Smooth - maximum 20 years, Palmate - maximum 10 years More

Common and palmate newts are similarly sized, although common newts are generally slightly larger. Palmate newts may grow up to 10cm (4in) long (body and tail) while common newts may reach 11cm (4 1/2in). Great-crested newts are noticeably larger, reaching up to 17cm (7in) in total length. More

The Palmate Newt is the smallest amphibian in England and can mainly be found in the south and west of the country on heathlands. It can also be seen on moorlands in the north. More

Order : Caudata
Family : Salamandridae
Genus : Lissotriton
Species : helveticus
Authority : (Razoumowsky, 1789)