About this object

A large, dark newt, typically brownish or greyish above with darker spots, belly usually yellow, orange or reddish-orange boldly patterned with blackish or dark grey spots or blotches. Breeding males develop a high, usually spiky crest with mother-of-pearl stripe along the tail. Total length 13-18cm.

Object specifics

  • Accession no.
    1987.143.13
  • Scientific name
    Triturus cristatus (Laurenti, 1768)
  • Classification
    AMPHIBIA CAUDATA SALAMANDRIDAE
  • Common name
    Great Crested Newt
  • Collector
    Reginald W Wagstaffe
  • Date collected
    1965-04-29
  • Place collected
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Cambridgeshire: Wood Walton Fen
  • Measurements
    unrecorded
  • Credit line
    Donated by R. Wagstaffe, 1965
  • Red Book Data status
    Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Natural Science
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