Taxon profile


Smooth Newt
Lissotriton vulgaris (Linnaeus, 1758)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Amphibia - amphibians »  order Salamandroidea »  family Salamandridae - salamanders »  genus Lissotriton

Scientific synonyms

Triturus vulgaris (Linnaeus, 1758)
Triton taeniatus Goldfuss, 1820

Other names

= Common Newt

Least Concern



juvenile animal

CZ   NL  

Intertaxon relationships

parasite: Hexamastix batrachorum (Alexeieff) Alexeieff, 1912

Included taxa

Number of records: 7

subspecies Lissotriton vulgaris ampelensis (Fuhn, 1951)
subspecies Lissotriton vulgaris graecus (Bolkay, 1927)

Lissotriton vulgaris graecus - 000000000111

subspecies Lissotriton vulgaris kosswigi (Freytag, 1955)
subspecies Lissotriton vulgaris lantzi (Krasavtzev, 1940)
subspecies Lissotriton vulgaris meridionalis (Boulenger, 1882)

Lissotriton vulgaris meridionalis - 000000000111

subspecies Lissotriton vulgaris schmidtlerorum (Raxworthy, 1988)

Lissotriton vulgaris schmidtlerorum - 000000000011

subspecies Lissotriton vulgaris vulgaris (Linnaeus, 1758)

Lissotriton vulgaris vulgaris - 000000000011

Links and literature

EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [177866]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Triturus vulgaris (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018-1 [59481]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Lissotriton vulgaris (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 3 August 2018
EN Frost D. R.: Amphibian Species of the World [], American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA [as Lissotriton vulgaris (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 22 January 2011
DE Zootier-Lexikon [1587:teichmolch]

Dollinger P.: Zootier-Lexikon
Data retrieved on: 26 November 2018
CZ Moravec J. (2001): České názvy živočichů IV. Obojživelníci (Amphibia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 148 pp. [as Triturus vulgaris (Linnaeus, 1758)]
EN HR Check lists of Croatian Aphibians [as Lissotriton vulgaris (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 31 July 2012

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