Provence amphibian: the palmate newt

Description of the palmate newt

Fish are the greatest predators of newts in general, so in order to give them the best habitat, do not add fish to your pond: they’ll have a better chance to thrive.

The drawing (thumbnail of this post) is the tail of a palmate newt.

Scientific classification of the palmate newt

  • Domain: BIOTA
  • Kingdom: ANIMALIA
  • Phylum: CHORDATA
  • Class: AMPHIBIA
  • Order: URODELA
  • Family: SALAMANDRIDAE
  • Genus: TRITURUS
  • Species: TRITURUS HELVETICUS