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  1. Triturus, genus Triturus(noun)

    chiefly aquatic salamanders

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  1. Triturus

    Triturus is a genus of newt, commonly known as the crested or marbled newts, depending on the species. They are found across most of Europe, parts of Russia and the Middle East. The genus includes the Great Crested Newt, the Italian Crested Newt, the Danube Crested Newt, the Southern Crested Newt, the Marbled Newt and the Pygmy or Southern Marbled Newt.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Triturus

    A genus of aquatic newts in the Salamandridae family. During breeding season many Triturus males have a dorsal crest which also serves as an accessory respiratory organ. One of the common Triturus species is Triturus cristatus (crested newt).

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