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Eurasian Newts (Triturus, former Triturus, Calotriton & Euproctus).. Triturus and its relatives (Ichthyosaura/Mesotriton, Lissotriton, and Ommatotriton) are a diverse and widespread group of newts. While mainly European, several species can be found in the Near and Middle East. Euproctus, the brook newts, are confined to Corsica and Sardinia.



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Default Identification by belly pattern

Can the belly patterns and colours of the similar Triturus species, especially the females, be used as an indentifier as to which is which?

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Hello !

That seems difficult to me.
I remember the variuous patterns among individuals of a single population.
In the 80's, a guide showed illustrations of typical patterns of cristatus, carnifex, dobrogicus and karelini, but now with newly described ivanbureschi and macedonicus, I'm not sure it remains relevant.

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