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Bosca's newt,Tritão de ventre laranja

Lissotriton boscai


Bosca's newt (Lissotriton boscai, formerly Triturus boscai), also known as the Iberian newt, is a species of newt in the Salamandridae family. It is found in Portugal and western Spain. Its natural habitats are temperate forests, Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation, rivers, intermittent rivers, swamps, freshwater lakes, intermittent freshwater lakes, freshwater marshes, intermittent freshwater marshes, sandy shores, arable land, pastureland, rural gardens, water storage areas, ponds, and introduced vegetation. It is threatened by habitat loss.


Spotted in my backyard

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Thanks Joshua,Ava and Juan for your nice words,they are the most common,this year they are all over :-9

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 8 years ago

Very cool Newt

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 8 years ago

Wonderful series.

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 8 years ago

Love this spotting thanks for sharing António :)

Thanks Ashley,this year is going to be great to batraquiens i saw them all arround,not many species,but the ones we haved allready spotted last years are very strong,i hope that is due to the good envirenement and not only to the more humidity of last winter and of this autum :-)

AshleyT 8 years ago

I love how curious he is! Super jealous you have a lot in your yard :)

Thanks Christiane,they dont have afraid of nothing,not even the cats mess with them,he was confronting the camera,this year we haved a huge number of little ones in the backyard,very cool animal

Christiane 8 years ago

Love this photo... :)

Braga, Portugal

Spotted on Oct 21, 2013
Submitted on Oct 22, 2013

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