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Old 7th May 2017   #1
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Default What species is my newt?

Hello, last year a friend had a relative who owned a newt. This relative couldn't keep the newt anymore, and so I agreed to take it!
I truly love my new friend, but I never understood what species he actually is. Maybe you can help?

I also don't know how old he is... the owner said he had him for one year. Is it possible he is 2 years old?
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Looks like Paramesotriton chinensis :)



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Definitely looks like a warty newt, one of my favourites



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Hello, last year a friend had a relative who owned a newt. This relative couldn't keep the newt anymore, and so I agreed to take it!
I truly love my new friend, but I never understood what species he actually is. Maybe you can help?

I also don't know how old he is... the owner said he had him for one year. Is it possible he is 2 years old?

Paramesotriton sp.

I cant say what species, the pictures are not that good



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Yes!! That's definitely him! thank you so much.



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Looks like Paramesotriton chinensis :)
I agree. Nice looking animals.



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