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newt

one of several species of tailed amphibians which, together with the salamanders, form the order Urodela.
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LEAF ME ALONE The newt crawls around in Katharine's salad leaves
Alternative mating tactics in the Alpine newt Triturus alpestris alpestris.
Conversely, there was a significantly larger number of female newt carcasses found with no injury than there were of male newts ([chi square] = 92.11, df = 1, P < 0.0001).
I pointed out that the last time they came into power, under Newt, practically nothing was accomplished except the delivery of more rhetoric and Newt's 1995 book, To Renew America, which didn't happen.
Its home is an area of highland streams that go dry in the summer, when the newt estivates.
"The specific habitat niche that the great crested newt naturally occupies also supports a remarkable diversity of plant and invertebrate life that is integral to the eco system or bigger ecological picture.
Newt is a twelve-year-old boy who finds himself in a wheelchair after an accident.
Yet this bizarre behaviour appears not to cause the newt any ill effects.
Environmental watchdogs have halted work on a pounds 2.3 million hotel to protect a colony of rare newts.
A council spokesman said: "It may only be one protected great-crested newt that is holding the workmen up."
When a newt's leg is severed, muscle cells at the site of injury revert to a less-specialized state, becoming stem cells.
The 25 great crested newts, which are protected by law, were found in a pond close to the pub.