Neurergus barani Öz, 1994

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Salamandridae > Subfamily: Pleurodelinae > Genus: Neurergus > Species: Neurergus barani

Neurergus strauchii barani Öz, 1994, Turkish J. Zool., 18: 115. Holotype: ZDEU 105/1992, by original designation. Type locality: "Kubbe Mountain on the Malatya--Pütürge road . . . ., approximately 40 km from Pütürge", southeastern Anatolia, Türkiye.

Neurergus (Musergus) strauchii barani — Dubois and Raffaëlli, 2009, Alytes, 26: 66.

Neurergus baraniRancilhac, Goudarzi, Gehara, Hemami, Elmer, Vences, and Steinfartz, 2019, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 133: 189. 

Neurergus (Musergus) barani — Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 403.

English Names

Baran's Newt (Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 403).

Distribution

Kubbe Mountain in Malatya to the west of the Euphrates river, southeastern Türkiye, ca. 2000 m elevation. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Türkiye

Endemic: Türkiye

Comment

Literature of Neurergus strauchii prior to the recognition of Neurergus barani may apply to this species as well. Özdemir, Üzüm, Avcı, and Olgun, 2009, Herpetologica, 65: 280-291, discussed phylogeography and suggested that Neurergus strauchii barani (now Neurergus barani) is not distinguishable from Neurergus strauchi., but see comments under Neurergus strauchii. Yaşar, Çiçek, Mulder, and Tok, 2021, North-West. J. Zool., Romania, 17(e201512): 232–275, discussed and grid-mapped the range in Türkiye. Kurnaz and Şahin, 2021, Turkish J. Zool., 45: 54–64, provided a niche modeling analysis which further supported the recognition of this species, distinct from Neurergeus strauchiiRaffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 403–405, provided an account, summarizing systematics, life history, population status, and distribution (including a polygon map).

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