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Palmate Newt Lissotriton helveticus
 
Identification: During the breeding season males have: palmated hind feet; the size of the lobes is variable, a low straight crest on the back and an unwavy crest on the tail, a single filament extending from the tip of the tail. Females have two pale tubercules on the heel of the hind feet (thumbnails 2 and 3). Unspotted pink throat is helpful but Common Newt can sometimes show this feature.
Information: Widely distributed throughout Britain.
Similar species: Smooth Newt, Great Crested Newt.