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Newt

newt

(Science: zoology) Any one of several species of small aquatic salamanders. The common British species are the crested newt (triton cristatus) and the smooth newt (Lophinus punctatus). In America, Diemictylus viridescens is one of the most abundant species.

Origin: OE. Ewt, evete, AS. Efete, with n prefixed, an ewt being understood as a newt. Cf. Eft.


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Need help IDing a lizard

Well I appreciate you responding. Unfortunately I could tell its not a newt or salamander, not with those toes or long tail. it was definitely a lizard. I also don't think its the second cause of the blue color or body shape. I believe Lacertidae has a more ...

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by dbxander
Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:34 am
 
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Re: can you identify this animal?

thanks again for all your replies :) @ Darby: i checked the link you posted. it seems to be a smooth newt

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by pantuffle
Mon May 31, 2010 9:37 pm
 
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Topic: can you identify this animal?
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... wide... Yeah i does, but maybe it is well-fed :) Or maybe it is carrying spawn or something. But I really cannot imagine any other animal than newt that this could be. Salamanders are stocky for sure, but that does not look like one and the pic was taken in England anyway...

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by biohazard
Thu May 27, 2010 8:53 am
 
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can you identify this animal?

Sounds like newts, which usually do not have webbed feet. Try this, about halfway down - the smooth newt- http://www.overthegardengate.net/wildlife/frogs.asp

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by Darby
Thu May 27, 2010 1:43 am
 
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can you identify this animal?

... it is some aquatic animal (as opposed to, say, some terrestial lizard just swimmign around). I would go for some kind of an amphibian, such as newt. However, based on the shadow made by the creature it appears to lack webbing in its feet, which is suppose should be present in newts. Anyway, ...

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by biohazard
Mon May 24, 2010 10:32 am
 
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Topic: can you identify this animal?
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