Italian Crested Newt

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

Italian Crested Newt, Alpine Crested Newt, Tritone cristato, Triton cr More

The Italian Crested Newt (Triturus carnifex) is a species of salamander in the Salamandridae family. It is found in Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovenia, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. More

Italian Crested NewtClick image for larger version Triturus carnifex These Italian Crested Newts reach an adult size of 15-17cm (6-6.5 inches). During breeding season the males have a high crest thats runs along their back. More

This Italian Crested Newt is resting after eating several insects. Italian Crested Newt Resting Can I use this image? Please contact us before using any of our images. More

Exotic - The Italian Crested Newt has been deliberately introduced into the UK. It is able to hybridise with the native Great Crested Newt and is therefore cause for concern. More

The Italian crested newt was first described by Laurenti in 1768, the scientific name of this species is Triturus carnifex. Triturus is from Greek and is composed of two words, the first coming from Greek Mythologies as being the sea guardian. The second meaning 'tail'. More

The Italian crested newt is a large newt, growing to a size of 15-17cm (6-6.5 inches). They thrive in disturbed areas with little or no cover and pools with or without vegetation. More

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Order : Caudata
Family : Salamandridae
Genus : Triturus
Species : carnifex
Authority : (Laurenti, 1768)