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Can anybody identify this please

Postby mugwump » Sun Jul 03, 2011 6:05 pm

I wonder if somebody could identify this little reptile for me. I found when moving a stone. It's about 1.5 inches long. I first thought it was a common lizard but all the photos I've looked at don't seem to tally

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Re: Can anybody identify this please

Postby arborlad » Sun Jul 03, 2011 7:55 pm

Looks like a newt to me, although the two stripes either side of its back don't look quite right.

http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=h ... 8QPK9qyoDg
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Re: Can anybody identify this please

Postby mugwump » Sun Jul 03, 2011 9:51 pm

Thanks, it just seems a lot lighter than examples photos that I can find on the Internet. If it is a newt then it looks like it's a female with the 2 stripes down the back.
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Re: Can anybody identify this please

Postby Geometer » Sun Jul 03, 2011 10:22 pm

It's a female Smooth Newt Triturus vulgaris.
http://www.wildaboutbritain.co.uk/pictu ... chid=71542
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Re: Can anybody identify this please

Postby arborlad » Sun Jul 03, 2011 10:30 pm

Geometer wrote:It's a female Smooth Newt Triturus vulgaris.
http://www.wildaboutbritain.co.uk/pictu ... chid=71542


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Re: Can anybody identify this please

Postby mugwump » Mon Jul 04, 2011 6:32 am

Geometer wrote:It's a female Smooth Newt Triturus vulgaris.
http://www.wildaboutbritain.co.uk/pictu ... chid=71542


Thanks, couldn't view your link but a Google for images of smooth newts brings up pictures of its identical twin.
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Re: Can anybody identify this please

Postby Geometer » Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:10 am

arborlad wrote:
Geometer wrote:It's a female Smooth Newt Triturus vulgaris.
http://www.wildaboutbritain.co.uk/pictu ... chid=71542


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Re: Can anybody identify this please

Postby arborlad » Mon Jul 04, 2011 6:30 pm

Geometer wrote:
arborlad wrote:
Geometer wrote:It's a female Smooth Newt Triturus vulgaris.
http://www.wildaboutbritain.co.uk/pictu ... chid=71542


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:oops: Sorry, forgot about that.


Should've added a smiley - would've done if the edit function weren't so short lived
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