About this object

Length up to 9 cm, males smaller than females. A small smooth-skinned newt, has three grooves on head, which may be rather short and rounded. Olive or pale brownish above often with small spots which may form two lines on the back. Belly may have small spots, often with central stripe, usually yellow or silvery orange.

Object specifics

  • Accession no.
  • Scientific name
    Triturus helveticus (Razoumowsky, 1789)
  • Classification
  • Common name
    Palmate Newt
  • Collector
    Chris Felton
  • Date collected
    1998-08-20 - 1998-08-27
  • Place collected
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Shropshire: Poles Coppice
  • Measurements
  • Credit line
    Donated by C. Felton, 2000
  • Red Book Data status
  • Other number(s)
    previous number: 2000.2.3
Object view = Natural Science
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