This group of pages is concerned with the newts of the genus Triturus, a genus containing most of the familiar newts of Europe.

General information
The thirteen species
Reproduction and development
Conservation issues
Newts in the UK
Captive care

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".

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