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Smooth Newt Lissotriton vulgaris
 
Identification: During the breeding season males have: a continuous wavy crest on the back and tail, black spots all over, lobed hind toes (main image). Female does not have tubuncles on the heel of the hind feet (thumbnail 4).
Information: Alternative name: Common Newt. Distribution: common and widespread throughout the British Isles.
Similar species: Palmate Newt, Great Crested Newt.