Lissotriton montandoni (Boulenger, 1880)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Salamandridae > Subfamily: Pleurodelinae > Genus: Lissotriton > Species: Lissotriton montandoni

Triton montandoni Boulenger, 1880, Bull. Soc. Zool. France, 5: 38. Expanded description in Boulenger, 1880, Bull. Soc. Zool. France, 5: 157. Syntypes: IRSNB 1.011 (4 specimens), according to Bauer, Good, and Günther, 1993, Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin, 69: 301, and Lang, 1990, Doc. Trav., Inst. R. Sci. Nat. Belg., 59: 13; NHMW 22901.1–2, according to Häupl and Tiedemann, 1978, Kat. Wiss. Samml. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, 2: 11, Häupl, Tiedemann, and Grillitsch, 1994, Kat. Wiss. Samml. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, 9: 15, and Gemel, Gassner, and Schweiger, 2019, Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, Ser. B, 121: 44; and MNHNP 6252 (2 specimens; according to Brame, 1972, Checklist Living & Fossil Salamand. World (Unpubl. MS): 102). Type locality: "Moldavie"; given by Boulenger, 1880, Bull. Soc. Zool. France, 5: 158, as "vallée de Barnarie" = Valley of Barnarie near Brosteni, Romania (as restricted by Mertens and Müller, 1940, Abh. Senckenb. Naturforsch. Ges., 451: 12).

Molge montandoniiBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Grad. Batr. Apoda Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 17.

Triton montandoniWolterstorff, 1912, Bl. Aquar. Terrarienkd., Stuttgart, 23: 190.

Diemictylus montandoniFowler and Dunn, 1917, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 69: 28.

Triturus montandoniDunn, 1918, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 62: 451.

Triturus (Palaeotriton) montandoniBolkay, 1927, Glasn. Zemaljskog Muz. Bosni Hercegov., 39: 63; Bolkay, 1928, Z. Anat. Entwicklungesch., 86: 259-319; Thorn, 1968, Salamand. Eur. Asie Afr. Nord: 191.

Triton hoffmanni Szeliga-Mierzeyewksi and Ulasiewicz, 1931, Trav. Soc. Sci. Wilno, Class. Sci. Math. Nat., 6: 19. Type(s): Not designated. Type locality: "Molodeczno" Province, Wilno, Lithuania. Name provided for Triturus montandoni X Triturus vulgaris, hybrid.

Triturus montandoniWolterstorff and Herre, 1935, Arch. Naturgesch., Leipzig, N. F., 4: 224.

Triturus (Palaeotriton) montandoniMacGregor, Sessions, and Arntzen, 1990, J. Evol. Biol., 3: 329.

Lissotriton montandoniGarcía-París, Montori, and Herrero, 2004, Fauna Iberica, 24: 50, by implication; ; Pabijan, Zieliński, Dudek, Stuglik, and Babik, 2017, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 116: 1; Wielstra, Canestrelli, Cvijanović, Denoël, Fijarczyk, Jablonski, Liana, Naumov, Olgun, Pabijan, Pezzarossa, Popgeorgiev, Salvi, Si, Sillero, Sotiropoulos, Zieliński, and Babik, 2018, Amphibia-Reptilia, 39: 252. 

Lophinus montandoniLitvinchuk, Zuiderwijk, Borkin, and Rosanov, 2005, Amphibia-Reptilia, 26: 317, by implication.

Lissotriton (Lissotriton) (vulgaris) montandoniDubois and Raffaëlli, 2009, Alytes, 26: 66.

English Names

Montandon's Newt (Arnold and Burton, 1978, Field Guide Rept. Amph. Brit. Eur.: 47; Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 34; Stumpel-Rienks, 1992, Ergänzungsband Handbuch Rept. Amph. Eur., Trivialnamen der Herpetofauna Eur.: 68; Arnold, 2002, Rept. Amph. Eur., Ed. 2: 45).

Carpathian Newt (Hellmich, 1962, Rept. Amph. Eur.: 48; Steward, 1969, Tailed Amph. Eur.: 40; Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 34; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 36).

Distribution

Carpathian, Iezer, Tatra, and Oder mountains, of Romania, southeastern Ukraine, eastern and northern Slovakia, western Czech Republic, and extreme southern Poland; introduced into Bavaria, Germany.

Comment

See accounts by Kuzmin, 1999, Amph. Former Soviet Union: 160-164; Thorn and Raffaëlli, 2000, Salamand. Ancien Monde: 270-272; and Kuzmin, 2013, Amph. Former Soviet Union, Ed. 2: 87–89. See also discussion of relevant literature and distribution by Cogǎlniceanu, 1997, in Gasc et al. (eds.), Atlas Amph. Rept. Eur.: 84-85. Arnold, 2002, Rept. Amph. Eur., Ed. 2: 45-46, provided a brief account, figure, and map, as did Obst IN Engelmann, Fritzsche, Günther, and Obst, 1993, Lurche Kriechtiere Eur.: 95-96. Nöllert and Nöllert, 1992, Die Amph. Eur.: 215-218, Raffaëlli, 2007, Les Urodèles du Monde: 109, provided a brief account, photograph, and map. See account by Zavadil, Pialek, and Dandova, 2003, in Grossenbacher and Thiesmeier (eds.), Handbuch Rept. Amph. Eur., 4(IIA): 657-706. Babik, Branicki, Crnobrnja-Isailovic, Cogǎlniceanu, Sas-Kovács, Olgun, Poyarkov, García-París, and Arntzen, 2005, Mol. Ecol., 14: 2475-2491, discussed the mtDNA relationships of populations of this species with various members of the Lissotriton vulgaris complex. Covaciu-Marcov, Cicort-Lucaciu, and Dimancea, 2009, North-West. J. Zool., Romania, 5: 429-433, reported on the population in the Iezer Mountains of Romania and discussed the range. Gherghel, Strgariu, Ambrosă, and Zamfirescu, 2012, Acta Herpetol., Firenze, 7: 49-55, documented the hybrid zone in Romania with Lissotriton vulgarisCogǎlniceanu, Székely, Samoilă, Iosif, Tudor, Plăiaşu, Stănescu, and Rozylowicz, 2013, ZooKeys, 296: 35-57, provided a dot map for Romania. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 123–124, provided a brief account, photo, and map. Sparreboom, 2014, Salamanders Old World: 229–232, reviewed the biology, characteristics, distribution, reproduction, and conservation of the species.  Wielstra, Canestrelli, Cvijanović, Denoël, Fijarczyk, Jablonski, Liana, Naumov, Olgun, Pabijan, Pezzarossa, Popgeorgiev, Salvi, Si, Sillero, Sotiropoulos, Zieliński, and Babik, 2018, Amphibia-Reptilia, 39: 1–8, reviewed the taxonomic literature and provided a range map. Speybroeck, Beukema, Bok, and Van Der Voort, 2016, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Brit. Eur.: 92–93, provided a brief account and distribution map. Wielstra, Canestrelli, Cvijanović, Denoël, Fijarczyk, Jablonski, Liana, Naumov, Olgun, Pabijan, Pezzarossa, Popgeorgiev, Salvi, Si, Sillero, Sotiropoulos, Zieliński, and Babik, 2018, Amphibia-Reptilia, 39: 252–259, reviewed the taxonomic literature of the Lissotriton vulgaris and provided a range map. See Dufresnes, 2019, Amph. Eur., N. Afr., & Middle East: 127, for brief summary of identifying morphology and biology, a range map, as well as a photograph.     

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