National Newt Survey

Occurrence dataset published by National Biodiversity Data Centre

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Full Title

National Newt Survey


A survey of smooth Newt distribution in Ireland since 2010

Additional Information

Further information on the survey can be found at the website of the Irish Wildlife Trust

Temporal coverages

Date range: Jan 1, 2000 - Jan 1, 2013

Language of Data


Administrative contact
Barry O'Neill
National Biodiversity Data Centre, Ireland
National Biodiversity Data Centre, Beechfield House, Carriganore WIT West Campus, Waterford, Ireland Waterford County Waterford Ireland 00 353 51 306240
Metadata author
National Biodiversity Data Centre, Ireland
Beechfield house, Carriganore WIT West Campus County Waterford Ireland +353 (0)51 306 240
Seán Meehan
Irish Wildlife Trust
Irish Wildlife Trust, Sigmund Business Centre, 93a Lagan Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 11. 01 - 8602839

Published by

National Biodiversity Data Centre

Publication Date

Oct 25, 2013

Registration Date

Jun 17, 2013

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Taxonomic Coverage

Species Groups recorded: amphibian.

252 Georeferenced data

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The islands of Ireland


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Geographic Coverage

The islands of Ireland


Quality control

With the advent of mobile phones with high quality cameras, the majority of records are accompanied by photos. In the absence of a photo the recorder is contacted and questioned about their record to eliminate any confusion with the Common Lizard. Once records are validated they are submitted to the National Biodiversity Data Centre. IWT has provided an online fact sheet to highlight the morphological and habitual differences between newts and lizards to aid the public in determining what species they have sighted.

Method Steps

  1. Data is collected through the submission of sightings by the public and from IWT trained surveyors who select and survey specific sites. The survey uses an observation only methodology and is simply a presence or absence type survey; no capturing or handling of newts is required. Records are submitted through the IWT'S website and checked before submission to the National Biodiversity Data Centre.