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European Newts Establishing In The Wild In Australia
2014-06-30 03:18:12

Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions: ARC Once confined behind pet shop windows, the smooth newt (Lissotriton vulgaris) –a ‘controlled pest animal’ in Victoria – has made a new home in Melbourne’s peri urban fringe. Newts are aquatic amphibians that occur almost exclusively in the northern hemisphere, but in the scientific journal Biological Invasions, scientists from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED) and the Victorian Department of...

Traffic Harms Asturian Amphibians
2012-04-12 09:36:27

The roads are the main cause of fragmenting the habitats of many species, especially amphibians, as they cause them to be run over and a loss of genetic diversity. Furthermore, traffic harms two abundant species that represent the amphibious Asturian fauna and have been declared vulnerable in Spain: the midwife toad (Alytes obstetricans) and the palmate newt (Lissotriton helveticus). "But midwife toad and palmate newt populations have very different sensitivities to the effects of roads"...


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2008-11-14 17:02:08

The Palmate Newt (Lissotriton helveticus), is a species of newt found in Great Britain and Western and Northern Europe. Its habitat includes ponds, lakes, marshes, forests, and agricultural land. It can also be found in acidic pools around moorland or coastal areas. It is endangered and is protected by law in all countries where it is a native species. It is extremely endangered in Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. It is listed as only vulnerable in Germany. The color of both sexes is...

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2008-10-16 21:18:28

The Smooth Newt (Lissotriton vulgaris), also known as the Common Newt, is the most common newt species in the Triturus genus of amphibians. It is found throughout Europe except the far north, areas of Southern France, and the Iberian peninsula. In Europe, newts are protected and it is illegal to sell, trade, kill or destroy them. While the smooth newt is not endangered, there is insufficient data to make an assessment for two of the subspecies. In the British Isles it is only illegal to sell...

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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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