Triturus anatolicus Wielstra and Arntzen, 2016

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Salamandridae > Subfamily: Pleurodelinae > Genus: Triturus > Species: Triturus anatolicus

Triturus anatolicus Wielstra and Arntzen, 2016, Zootaxa, 4109: 74. Holotype: RMNH.RENA.48232, by original designation. Type locality: "Gölköy, near Kalecik, Turkey".

English Names

Anatolian Crested Newt (original publication). 


Asiatic Turkey south of the Black Sea, reaching up to c. 200 kilometers inland (usually less), but not into inner Anatolia, west to the Bosphorus at the northern side of the Marmara Sea; on the southern side of the Marmara Sea it meets Triturus ivanbureschi east of Lake Ulubat and west of the city of Bursa, where there is a hybrid zone; to the east the species reaches the town of Yomra, just east of the city of Trabzon. 


Previously confused with Triturus ivanbureschi according to the original publication. See Dufresnes, 2019, Amph. Eur., N. Afr., & Middle East: 137, for brief summary of identifying morphology and biology, a range map, as well as a photograph. 

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