British Wildlife 07.1 October 1995

Crested Newts – Ancient Survivors

The United Kingdom has few amphibians. There are just five well-known native species, with two or three more that have been brought into the century and released into the wild in recent times. This contrasts with the situation in France, for example, where there are at least 30 different kinds of frogs, toads, newts, and their close amphibian relatives, the salamanders, or the United States, where there are hundreds of species of amphibian.

Bog moss in Britain – the identification and role of Sphagnum
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