This group of pages is concerned with the newts of the genus Triturus, a genus containing most of the familiar newts of Europe.
The thirteen species
Reproduction and development
Newts in the UK
Latest update: 6th November 2005.
Comments on Ommatotriton and Lophinus added.
Update: 24th June 2005.
Comments on Lissotriton and Mesotriton added.
Update: 18th May 2003.
Diagrams of the mating behaviour of all species added.
Update: 26th March 2003.
Pictures of T. carnifex and T. karelinii added, new pictures of T. alpestris.
Update: 18th November 2002.
Picture of T. marmoratus added, by kind permission of Max Sparreboom.
Update: 25th May 2002.
I now have pictures of most of the species, thanks to Dr. Richard Griffiths, who has kindly allowed the use of photos from his book "The Newts and Salamanders of Europe".