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Hi
i have bought this newt. the seller, has told me that it's a karelinii but it seems me a different from the various kareliniis that I have seen in photo. according to you what kind is? sorry for my english and for the photos
 

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It may be my work place blocking photos but I don't see any pictures. Does anyone else see pictures?
 

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sorry ;D this is the pics
 
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That really looks like a Triturus cristatus. Looks a lot like mine when they were younger. The same coloration and the shape of the head leans towards T. cristatus. Its not a T. karelinii because of the body shape of T. karelinii is more stout. The newt in your pictures has a slender body shape so it can't be any Triturus species with stout bodies. Maybe can you post a couple more pictures?
 

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That really looks like a Triturus cristatus.
The yellow and black throat (just visible on the second picture) is absolutely characteristic of karelinii (and arntzeni)- cristatus always have a dark throat with white spots. The angular grey spots on the back are also much more common in karelinii than in cristatus.
 

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The yellow and black throat (just visible on the second picture) is absolutely characteristic of karelinii (and arntzeni)- cristatus always have a dark throat with white spots. The angular grey spots on the back are also much more common in karelinii than in cristatus.
I totally agree with you. It definitely looks like T.karelinii. The only aspect that confuses me a little is the tail. It looks to be short for any species of Triturus... But who knows, maybe it is a regenerated tail...
 

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Is quite possible. The female have a nice round belly. Except the situation in which you fed her to much :happy:. But, if the newt come from a large community in which she have access to some males...:p:p
So, keep an eye on her.
Also, I was wrong regarding the tail. Is a normal tail. The first pictures that you post, misled me.
 

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ok it is a pure karelinii?howerwer it was been whit other male and other female.it have eggs?
 

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i know it isn't a pure karelinii.My friends told me it was a hybrid for karelinii and cristatus.it's possible?
 
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