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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Palmate newt
The Palmate Newt (Triturus helveticus) is a species of newt found in parts of Great Britain, Western and Northern Europe.
Sometimes confused with the Smooth newt, the palmate does not have the spotted throat of the smooth newt, but both sexes have a yellow or pale orange belly that can show some spotting.
The Taricha newts of western North America are particularly toxic; the rough-skinned newt (Taricha granulosa) of the Pacific Northwest produces enough tetrodotoxin to kill an adult human foolish enough to swallow a newt.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Palmate-newt   (1029 words)

 Palmate Newt - Local Action Plan
The Palmate Newt is one of three newt species native to Britain.
The adult newts emerge from their breeding ponds in late spring, foraging in surrounding habitat on worms and other invertebrates before hibernating during the winter under logs and stones and in crevices.
Throat colour in Palmate newt females is pale pink and unspotted while female Smooth Newt throats tend to be marked with dark spots.
www.carg.supanet.com /sap/palmate/action.html   (794 words)

 Newt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Japan, the Sword-tail Newt (Cynops ensicauda) is becoming rare and is threatened by pollution and deforestation.
Newts have the ability to regenerate limbs, eyes and spinal cords.
The Taricha newts of western North America are particularly toxic; the rough-skinned newt (Taricha granulosa) of the Pacific Northwest produces enough tetrodotoxin to kill an adult human foolish enough to swallow a newt.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Newt   (333 words)

 Palmate newt - Triturus helveticus: More Information - ARKive
The palmate newt is the smallest British amphibian, and earns its English name from the strongly webbed hind feet that males develop during the breeding season (4).
The palmate newt breeds in a range of still and occasionally running water, including ponds, puddles, woodland and heath pools and even mountain lake edges (2).
Palmate newts are very similar in general habits and behaviour to smooth newts.
www.arkive.org /species/ARK/amphibians/Triturus_helveticus/more_info.html   (945 words)

 Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust: Newts
The male palmate newt can be distinguished from the male smooth newt by its smaller crest, strongly webbed back feet, and by the thin fleshy filament that protrudes several millimetres from the tip of its tail.
Newts start to return to their ponds during February and March, although the main breeding period is in April and May. In all three species, there is an elaborate courtship ritual in which the male "dances" in front of the female, undulating his crest and showing off his fine colours.
Great crested newts are a threatened species and receive additional protection - it is illegal to intentionally kill, injure, possess or disturb the animals or to damage their habitat.
www.wildlifetrust.org.uk /nottinghamshire/wildlife_online/newt_facts.htm   (715 words)

 BBC - Science & Nature - Wildfacts - Palmate newt
It is said that the name ‘palmate’ newt is derived from of the appearance of the newt’s feet, the skin between its toes looking like the palm of a hand.
Palmate newts are active both the night and day during the breeding season, usually only being seen on rainy or humid nights at other times of the year.
Palmate newts become sexually mature in their second year, although neotony is also known to occur occasionally in this species (whereby juvenile or larval characteristics can be retained by a sexually mature organism).
www.bbc.co.uk /nature/wildfacts/factfiles/480.shtml   (595 words)

 Triturus in the UK
The palmate newt was once thought to be an upland species, but it is now thought that water chemistry may play a part in determining habitat suitability for this species- it is more common in soft water areas.
Crested newt eggs are somewhat larger, (the embryo size is about 2.5 mm; those of smooth and palmate newts are about 1.5 mm in diameter) and are pale yellow or white, as opposed to the brownish colour of the other two species.
Adult males in breeding condition are relatively dissimilar- the smooth newt has a high wavy crest, and a body with large spots, while the palmate newt has a very small crest, and a filament on the end of the tail, which is lacking in the smooth newt.
home.freeuk.net /caleb/trituk.html   (751 words)

 Bexley Council - Parks and Open Spaces - Bexley's Biodiversity Action Plan - Newts Action Plan
The palmate newt is the smallest of the three species, although females are nearly indistinguishable from those of the common newt.
The crested newt is the largest species and the rarest in urban settings as it prefers larger water bodies (farm ponds, mineral pits).
The crested newt British population is thought to be the largest in Europe, although widespread studies indicate a colony loss of 2% over 5 years in the 1980s.
www.bexley.gov.uk /service/parks/biodiv-actplan-newts.html   (1401 words)

 Page 5 of 6. Frequently asked questions.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-27)
Both species have widespread distributions, but palmate newts are more restricted in their habitat preferences, and occur more frequently in areas with acidic substrates.
Palmate newts tend to be the more common species in the west of the country and on heathlands and boggy sites.
Unlike frogs and toads, newt larvae are entirely carnivorous (as are the adults), the front legs appear before the rear ones, and they have large, feathery gills.
website.lineone.net /~ukjournalist/QuestionsPage5.html   (377 words)

 Newts in Cornwall
There are three species of newts that are found in the UK, but of these only two are commonly found in Penwith, the smooth newt and the palmate newt.
At this point the young newt is a small copy of the adult.
Newts feed on land and water invertebrates as well as other amphibian's tadpoles.
www.pznow.co.uk /wildlife/newts.html   (236 words)

 Palmate newt - Triturus helveticus: More Information - ARKive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-27)
The palmate newt is the smallest British amphibian, and earns its English name from the strongly webbed hind feet that males develop during the breeding season (4).
The palmate newt breeds in a range of still and occasionally running water, including ponds, puddles, woodland and heath pools and even mountain lake edges (2).
Palmate newts are very similar in general habits and behaviour to smooth newts.
www.arkiveshop.net /species/ARK/amphibians/Triturus_helveticus/more_info.html   (1220 words)

 Newts, fish, animation, graphics, clipart, backgrounds, animations.
The palmate newt is the smallest newt native to the U.K and, in its general appearance, it closely resembles the smooth newt, (Triturus vulgaris).
The great crested newt is the largest of the three species of newt that are native to the U.K. The other two are the smooth newt (Triturus vulgaris) and the palmate newt (Triturus helvetica).
The disappearance of this newt is closely liked to the disappearance of ponds in our landscape, but also to the loss of good quality habitat for newts on land around ponds, which is so important for much of their life-cycle.
www.frontiernet.net /~cgrafe/newts.html   (1917 words)

 Palmate Newt - Triturus helveticus
It is impossible to distinguish the eggs of the Palmate Newt from those of the Smooth Newt in the field.
Male smooth newts have a much more developed wavy crest on their backs in the breeding season and no tail filament, they have a rounder body than Palmates Newts which appear square in cross-section.
Palmate Newts emerge from hibernation in early March and the breeding season continues until late May. During July the adult newts leave the water, males absorbing their crests and tail filaments and becoming more drab in appearance.
www.herpetofauna.co.uk /palmate_newt.htm   (478 words)

 Newt article - Newt salamanders North America Europe Asia British species Great - What-Means.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-27)
In America, the Red-spotted Newt (Diemictylus viridescens) is one of the most abundant species.
Research on newts is rare because they take two years to reach sexual maturity.
The oldest form of the name is eft, which is still used for some varieties, but according to the Oxford English Dictionary it changed for unknown reasons first to euft and then to ewt.
www.what-means.com /encyclopedia/Newt   (236 words)

 The Palmate Newt
The Palmate Newt (Lissotriton helveticus - formerly Triturus helveticus)
Adult females are difficult to distinguish from female Smooth Newts, the best way to tell them apart is the fact that the throat of the Smooth Newt is spotted and that of the Palmate newt is plain pink or yellow.
Palmate Newts seem able to withstand dryer conditions than the Smooth Newt and are often found a long way from water.
www.herpconstrust.org.uk /animals/palmate_newt.htm   (227 words)

 Backyard Pond Critters - Newts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-27)
Newt is the common name given to certain members of the salamander family.
Be warned, Fire Bellied newts produce some potent skin toxins and have fairly prominent poison glands on the sides of their head.
Adult newts can travel some distance away from their breeding pond in search of suitable habitat and immature adults may disperse up to five hundred yards away from the pond.
www.pondscaper.com /crittersnewt.html   (1075 words)

 Garden Amphibian Survey - Palmate Newt
The palmate newt may have been infrequently recorded in garden ponds due to local surveys taking places in localities where this species is naturally scarce.
In breeding condition the male palmate newt does not develop the crest, which is so apparent in the smooth and great crested newt.
A good way to find out if you have newts in your pond (assuming that the pond water is reasonably clear!) is to make a visit after dark and carry out an inspection by torchlight.
www.narrs.org.uk /gaspalmate.html   (283 words)

 Newt: Waterscape.com
Three types of newt make their home along our ponds, lakes and canals, but increasing urbanisation and loss of habitat have reduced the areas available for these ancient amphibians to live in and breed.
However, nocturnal newts remain in hiding under stones or logs during the day and are not often sighted.
Newts have a similar life cycle to frogs and toads, hibernating through the winter months and returning to breeding ponds in the spring.
www.waterscape.com /features/wildlife/newt.html   (409 words)

 Species - Amphibians and Reptiles
The great crested newt is our largest native newt, breeding males have a tall, frilly crest, and a yellow-orange and fl spotted belly.
Newts do not bask like lizards and out of the water are most likely to be found in old masonry and buried under stones.
Male palmate newts are easy to identify, having a dark eye-stripe, a low, smooth crest and a short but obvious filament at the end of the tail.
lincstrust.org.uk /species/amphibia/index.php   (943 words)

 Herpetofauna of Kent
Interestingly in Kent the distribution of the palmate newt is largely associated with ancient woodland, mirroring the historical extent of woodland across the county
The tail crest of the palmate newt ends abruptly whilst that of the smooth newt is tapering.
Palmate males also have a characteristic filament at the end of the tail and develop fl fringes to the toes of the hind feet in the breeding season.
www.kentarg.org /herpetofauna_of_kent_amphibians.htm   (1371 words)

 Find out about wild newts - miniature dragons of the pond
COMING UP There are three types of newt in Britain - the crested newt, the smooth or common newt (which is the type you have probably got) and the palmate newt.
If the newts breed successfully you will be able to see the baby newts from the end of June onwards they will start to leave the pond from August onwards and find hiding places around your garden.
To encourage newts to live in your garden, give them places to hide and put plants such as water forget-me-not and water speedwell in the pond for the females to lay their eggs on.
web.ukonline.co.uk /conker/pond-dip/newts.htm   (2571 words)

 BirdForum - ID a british lizard/newt
The smallest of these is the Palmate Newt (Triturus helveticus) which grows up to 9 cm long, and can be a kind of olive green colour.
The Smooth Newt, with which non-breeding Palmate Newts could be confused, is generally not as likely to be olive-coloured.
Palmate newt has been suggested and can be a bit greenish but not very.
www.birdforum.net /showthread.php?t=23448   (681 words)

 Triturus helveticus - the Palmate Newt
This is the smallest of the three newt species found in Britain.
Palmate newts are reasonably common in many parts of Wales, although not as plentiful as the common newt (Triturus vulgata).
Note the skin between the toes of the palmate newt - the feet are rather like palms of the hand, from which it gets its name.
www.first-nature.com /amphibians/triturus_helveticus.htm   (98 words)

The Smooth newt is the most common newt in The Netherlands.
The Palmate newt is easy to recognise by the webs between the toes of its backpaws.
The Palmate newt lives mostly on sandy soils, but also in an hilly environment and in and around woods.
home.wanadoo.nl /nicopeters/salamand.htm   (218 words)

The female Smooth Newt is very similar to the female Palmate Newt, usually having a brown body colouration with a light belly.
The female Palmate Newt lacks the spots under the chin found on the female Smooth Newt.
The Palmate Newt is found throughout Europe and is widespread in England, Scotland and Wales.
www.herefordhart.org /newts.htm   (914 words)

 Common or Smooth Newt (Triturus vulgaris)
The smooth newt is Warwickshire's most common newt and accounts for 20% of the total amphibian records for the county.
Smooth newt females have spotted throats, which are absent in Palmate newt females.
It is not uncommon for newt tadpoles to overwinter in ponds.
www.wartsoc.co.uk /tv.html   (400 words)

Palmate newt - (Triturus helveticus) These newts have the same breeding habits as the common newt and are found in many of the same habitats.
The Palmate newt is found in all of Western Europe, but not ireland.
Like the Palmate newt, they are present in the damp woodlands of Britain, but are absent from Ireland.
www.uvm.edu /~alarosa/nr260/fauna.html   (1267 words)

 Palmate newt - Triturus helveticus - ARKive
The palmate newt is the smallest British amphibian, and earns its English name from the strongly webbed hind feet that males develop during the breeding season.
Female palmate newts are easily confused with those of smooth newts (Triturus vulgaris), but the unspotted pink throat is a good distinguishing feature.
The larvae of smooth and palmate newts are extremely difficult to tell apart from each other.
www.arkive.org /species/ARK/amphibians/Triturus_helveticus/?size=medium   (216 words)

 Barbellionblog » Some Curious Facts in the Distribution of the British Newts
As to the rest of England and to Scotland, the Palmate Newt is generally common but local; it has been recorded from a large number of counties, and also from Anglesea, Bardsea Island, the Isle of Rum, and the Isle of Wight; there are no newt records either from Lundy or the Scilly Islands.
The Palmate would be the most capable of withstanding these conditions, and would increase and multiply in other parts of the country, where, previously, it had already gained a footing.
A careful study of newts in their natural habitats, over a series of years, affords convincing proof of a considerable rise and fall in the number of individuals of each species, in different seasons, which is, as often as not, quite inexplicable; at all events in terms of weather and climate.
www.pseudopodium.org /barbellionblog/index.php?p=76   (1032 words)

The females also have palmate back feet, but this characteristic is much less marked and the colour is lighter.
Newly hatched newt tadpoles lack legs and look just like small fish (although of course they are amphibians and not fish.) On close inspection they can easily be distinguished from fish by the feathery external gills on either side of the head.
Development of the newt tadpoles is much slower than that of frogs and toads and they can often be found in ponds very late on in the year.
www.offwell.free-online.co.uk /pnewt.htm   (359 words)

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