About this object

Small, smooth-skinned with characteristic ventral pattern of dark spots or blotches with extend to the throat, bright orange, yellow or red central stripe, adults have several longitudinal stripes on the head. Breeding males have continuous crest on tail and body. Total length 7-11 cm.

Object specifics

  • Accession no.
    LIV.2000.1.73
  • Scientific name
    Triturus vulgaris (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Classification
    AMPHIBIA CAUDATA SALAMANDRIDAE
  • Common name
    Smooth Newt
  • Collector
  • Date collected
  • Place collected
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Merseyside: Liverpool: Childwall
  • Measurements
  • Credit line
    Donated by the Liverpool University Zoology Museum, 1999
  • Red Book Data status
  • Other number(s)
    previous number: 2000.1.73
Object view = Natural Science
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