Species Account for Triturus helveticus
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W&C Act: Schedule 5
Essex RDB: Listed
Additional Phenology Data
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Taxonomic group: amphibians and reptiles (Amphibians and reptiles) - County data
Essex Red Data List comment
Palmate newt is included due to its scarcity in most of Essex. The stronghold areas in Essex are Epping Forest, Brentwood, Southend and Rochford. Jon Cranfield has collected all the available records for palmate newts in the East Anglian Region (Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex). It seems the species is very rare in Suffolk and Norfolk and is very local in Essex. Jerry Bowdrey believes it is the rarest amphibian species in the North East of the County and it is possibly absent in the North West of Essex.