Salamander and Newt Zoological Poster - Salamandra salamandra/Triturus cristatus
The Fire Salamander (at top) is a common creature in European forests, recognizable for its black and yellow coloration, but it is not easily spotted since it tends to hide under rocks and leaves and is active mostly at night. Living on a diet primarily of small invertebrates, the Fire Salamander secretes strong neurotoxins through its skin as a defense against predators. The Northern Crested Newt (at bottom) is also widespread across Europe, and shares similar behavior and habitats - Newts are a variety of Salamander. The male Crested Newt develops an Iguana-like jagged crest on its back during mating season. This is one of a wonderful series of Scientific German Educational Charts, created in the 1950s and 60s and still produced by the original printer, internationally recognized for producing educational science charts since 1929. These charts are issued today using the original film and same methods as the first printing. They are printed without inscription for both classroom study and decorative purposes, with special attention paid to botanical detail and scientific accuracy.
Mounted on linen canvas stretched on wooden rods for display, each measures 44.5 inches tall by 32.25 inches wide (85 cm x 120 cm), and comes with a nylon cord strung through the top wooden rod for easy hanging. Each comes securely rolled and will be shipped to you in a sturdy mailing tube. These lovely botanical posters are large, colorful and impressive pieces of science decor. Add a touch of vintage classroom style to your home today!
Dimensions: 36"W x 46.5"H
Scientific Name: Salamandra salamandra/Triturus cristatus
Material: Linen backed canvas
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