Best source or Triturus literature

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What book in the English language provides the most information about the natural history/care of Triturus?
 

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For natural history, probably: Newts and Salamanders of Europe, R.A.Griffiths, ISBN 0-85664-100-X, also good information in: The Amphibians of the former Soviet Union, S.L.Kuzmin, ISBN 954-642-045-X.
For care, the Caudata Culture species database.
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What about Amphibians in Captivity by Marc Staniszewski? That is the only other book I'm considering.
 
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Yes Ray, I have his book in my Library, unfortunately I tend relate to TFH publications as good "picture books", which is unfair I think in this case, as it contains sound information.
 
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Thanks for all the info. Someone really needs to sit down and write a good book about newts, especially European newts. It would not have to be a huge volume: maybe something like Chris Mattison's, <u>Keeping and Breeding Lizards</u>.
 

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What about Chris Mattison`s"Keeping and breeding Amphibians".That is definetly one of the good books on amphibians I think
 
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I was considering getting that book as well. It's less expensive than Staniszewski' book. I enjoyed Mattison's "Keeping and Breeding Lizards" and I still think it's one of the the best general lizard book around. I'd imagine his amphibian book would be good too (I may just have to hunt down a copy and see for myself).
 

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I have a copy of this book. (In fact every herpetological book that Chris has written!) It was first published in 1993, and I don't believe it has been revised. For this reason only, it isn't "cutting edge".
 
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What's it worth in terms of Triturus care?

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