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    Hi All,

    I live in North East England and found this baby gecko and need to identify him.

    I have had geckos before so have everything he/she needs.
    Heat mat, food, water, calcium etc etc.

    I just need help to identify him please.

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    It doesn't look like a gecko to me. I'd say it's a Smooth Newt, Lissotriton vulgaris (formerly Triturus vulgaris), or possibly Lissotriton vulgaris vulgaris, female, looks quite young, maybe this year's generation.

    There's a big difference in appearance during breeding season, so if you Google info and pictures, make sure you check the off-season pictures. Also, there's a big difference between the sexes, especially in breeding season, so that will affect your search.

    They're found over most of Europe, with some minor local differences, so finding a photo of the ones in your specific area might be a bit tricky. You can find photos of the general population, which should be close enough to verify the ID.
    The feet definitely look like newt feet.

    Some pictures that might help:
    Lissotriton vulgaris (syn. Triturus vulgaris), Smooth Newt, photo fid477 | Balcanica.info
    Image of Lissotriton vulgaris - Encyclopedia of Life
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hilde View Post
    It doesn't look like a gecko to me. I'd say it's a Smooth Newt, Lissotriton vulgaris (formerly Triturus vulgaris), or possibly Lissotriton vulgaris vulgaris, female, looks quite young, maybe this year's generation.

    There's a big difference in appearance during breeding season, so if you Google info and pictures, make sure you check the off-season pictures. Also, there's a big difference between the sexes, especially in breeding season, so that will affect your search.

    They're found over most of Europe, with some minor local differences, so finding a photo of the ones in your specific area might be a bit tricky. You can find photos of the general population, which should be close enough to verify the ID.
    The feet definitely look like newt feet.

    Some pictures that might help:
    Lissotriton vulgaris (syn. Triturus vulgaris), Smooth Newt, photo fid477 | Balcanica.info
    Image of Lissotriton vulgaris - Encyclopedia of Life

    Thank you very much Hilde for your help and information.
    makes sense he/she wasn't very gecko like when we watched him/her.
    no licking everything constantly, not hiding, not very scared.
    We have let him/her go back to where we found him/her.

    quite cute though, was shocked and worried if it was a gecko how it would survive
    the cold weather here. Wasn't running away and casually walked back towards our house!

    wildlife is beautiful.

    thanks and take care.
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