Smooth x palmate newt hybrid in a Wyre Forest garden pond
Fig. 1 shows a Palmate x Smooth Newt hybrid found in one of my three ponds in the garden in Wyre Forest which has a good population of both Smooth and Palmate Newts. The identification has been verified. Such hybrids are extremely rare.
Fig. 1.Palmate x Smooth Newt hybrid. Picture ©John Robinson.