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newt

one of several species of tailed amphibians which, together with the salamanders, form the order Urodela.

newt

newts and salamanders belong to the subclass Urodela (syn. Caudata) and comprise eight families and a very large number of species. The newts spend some of their lives on land, in a form called efts, and then metamorphose to aquatic newts. They are small, lizard-like creatures, which are becoming popular as house pets or decorations.

newt poisoning
dogs and cats mouthing newts and salamanders may develop salivation, muscular weakness and motor incoordination leading to paralysis, vomiting and diarrhea, caused by a salivary toxin.
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This part of the coast is often lashed by waves yet the newts come and lay their eggs MUM JANET
Bosses called in an entomologist who identified the refugee as a common smooth newt.
We have one or two newts in a bucket in case people don't believe us.
The 17th and 18th regenerated lenses of each animal were virtually identical to intact lenses removed from full-grown newts, which had never undergone lens regeneration.
Despite the overwhelming vote to protect the newt, conservationists were generally irate over the Doha meeting, which they were calling No-ha because very little other than the newt won protection.
Now the newts will be able to breed much better - Rachel Jackson at the Pinchinthorpe site where reeds are being cleared to help little creatures like this
In other words, it is a good deal fussier about where it lives than the other two British species of newt.
A Travelodge spokeswoman said: "We recognise the importance of preserving the local ecology in Lowestoft and are happy to be working with the Wildlife Trust to ensure the safe removal of newts from our site.
Technical director Andy Davies said: "Because great-crested newts are protected by European law, we have to provide them with a new purpose built habitat and that can take up to 18 months to develop.
You can go out to these streams and (find) a pool where there's 70 crayfish,'' Riley said, and a dearth of native California coastal range newt and the Pacific tree frog.
To test that theory, he and Tang videotaped living newts walking through a tank with running water.
Group co-founder Martin Longman said: "The newt project is creating a valuable wildlife corridor not only for the newts but for the rest of the wildlife in the area.