Danube crested newt

The Danube crested newt is classified as Near Threatened (NT), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future.

The Danube Crested Newt (Triturus dobrogicus) is a species of salamander in the Salamandridae family. It is found in Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Moldova, Republic of, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovakia, Ukraine, and possibly Slovenia. More

The Danube Crested Newt lives in plain habitats with mixed deciduous forests and groves, bushlands, flooded meadows and swamps, including those in river valleys overgrown with large herbaceous and brush vegetation. The species also occurs in villages and agricultural landscapes. More

Danube crested newts were always found together with smooth newts, whereas the latter species occupied some ponds where the first was not present. The relative density of smooth newts was always higher than that of Danube crested newts. More

On the presence of the Danube crested newt, Triturus dobrogicus, at Durankulak Lake, Bulgaria Author: Iulian GHERGHEL ; Alexandru IFTIME Abstract: The Danube crested newt, Triturus dobrogicus, was known to be distributed in the Pannonian Basin, along the lower More

Triturus dobrogicus, Danube Crested Newt Triturus vulgaris, Common Newt Bombina bombina, Fire-Bellied Toad Bombina variegata, Yellow-Bellied Toad Bufo bufo, Common Toad Bufo viridis, Green Toad Hyla arborea, Common Tree Frog Rana dalmatina, Agile Frog More

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Order : Caudata
Family : Salamandridae
Genus : Triturus
Species : dobrogicus
Authority : (Kiritzescu, 1903)