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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...


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Northern Crested Newt, Triturus cristatus
2013-10-07 13:36:15

The Northern Crested Newt (Triturus cristatus), known also as the Great Crested Newt or Warty Newt, is a newt belonging to the family Salamandridae found across Europe and parts of Asia. Its range extends from Great Britain and Brittany in the west across much of Europe north of the Alps and the Black Sea. It’s the biggest and least common of the three newts found in the British Isles and is one of only four amphibians protected by the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. The newts have dark...

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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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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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