Southern Marbled Newt

Southern Marbled Newt

name = Southern Marbled Newt
status = NT | status_system = IUCN3.1
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Amphibia
ordo = Caudata
familia = Salamandridae
genus = "Triturus"
species = "T. pygmaeus"
binomial = "Triturus pygmaeus"
binomial_authority = Wolterstorff, 1905
synonyms =
The Southern Marbled Newt or Pygmy Marbled Newt ("Triturus pygmaeus") is a species of salamander in the Salamandridae family.It is found in Portugal and Spain.Its natural habitats are temperate forests, Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation, rivers, intermittent rivers, freshwater marshes, intermittent freshwater marches, arable land, pastureland, rural gardens, water storage areas, ponds, open excavations, irrigated land, and canals and ditches.It is threatened by habitat loss.Previously thought to be a subspecies of Triturus marmoratus, it was raised to species level after genetic studies revealed its distinctiveness from the former. [GARCÍA-PARÍS, MARIO, ARANO, BEGOÑA y PILAR HERRERO (2001) Molecular characterization of the contact zone between Triturus pygmaeus and T. marmoratus (Caudata: Salamandridae) in Central Spain and their taxonomic assessment. Rev Esp Herpetol 15: 115-126.]


* Arntzen, J.W., Beja, P., Bosch, J., Tejedo, M., Lizana, M., Jehle, R., Martínez-Solano, I., Salvador, A., García-París, M. & Gil, E.R. 2004. [ Triturus pygmaeus] . [ 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. ] Downloaded on 09 July 2007.

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