Great crested newt
|Northern crested newt|
|Male great crested newt in "mating dress".|
|Northern crested newt range|
It is a relatively large species. Females can measure up to 16 cm and are larger than males, which are 14 to 15 cm long. It is a protected species in the UK and Europe. Land development, population growth and agriculture has disturbed the newt, and it is becoming quite rare.
References[change | change source]
- "Triturus cristatus (Great Crested Newt, Northern Crested Newt)". iucnredlist.org. Retrieved 2013-01-17.
- Also sometimes in westernmost Asia.
- English Nature: Great crested newt.