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    Alpine Newt (Triturus alpestris)

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    Alpine Newt (Triturus alpestris)

    Post by sesrocker on April 27th 2009, 19:31



    Scientific Name: Triturus alpestris
    Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
    Class: Amphibia
    Order: Caudata
    Family: Salamandridae
    Genus: Triturus

    Physical Characteristics
    During the mating season early in the year, the males exhibit blue colouring on their backs; their flanks are stippled black and white, and on the belly are marked with a blue stripe. The shallow crest is alternately spotted yellow and black. The females, in water camouflage, are mottle grey-brown-green and have some weak spotting on the back. The belly side of both sexes is bright orange to vermillion and always unmarked. The biggest of the males can reach up to nine centimeters in length, while females can grow up to twelve centimeters.

    Habitat
    Alpine newt typically inhabits forests with good access to water in hilly to mountainous regions.

    Distribution
    The alpine newt is constricted to Central Europe and mountainous Southern Europe as well as an isolated area on the Iberian Peninsula.

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