Calotriton arnoldi Carranza and Amat, 2005

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Salamandridae > Subfamily: Pleurodelinae > Genus: Calotriton > Species: Calotriton arnoldi

Calotriton arnoldi Carranza and Amat, 2005, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 145: 573. Holotype: MZBE 8s-8784, by original designation. Type locality: "Fogars del Monclús, Montseny", northeastern Spain.

English Names

Montseny Brook Newt (original publication).

Montseny Newt (Sparreboom, 2014, Salamanders Old World: 171).


Endemic to El Montseny mountain massif situated in northeastern Spain, in seven mountain streams, all within the boundaries of El Montseny Natural Park, between 700 and 1200m m elevation


Rivera, Escoriza, Maluquer-Margalef, Arribas, and Carranza, 2011, Amf. Rept. Catalunya: 46-49, provided a brief account. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 146, provided a brief account, photo, and map. Sparreboom, 2014, Salamanders Old World: 171–172, reviewed the biology, characteristics, distribution, reproduction, and conservation of the species. Speybroeck, Beukema, Bok, and Van Der Voort, 2016, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Brit. Eur.: 78–79, provided a brief account and distribution map. See Dufresnes, 2019, Amph. Eur., N. Afr., & Middle East: 152, for brief summary of identifying morphology and biology, a range map, as well as a photograph.  


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