Lyciasalamandra antalyana (Başoğlu and Baran, 1976)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Salamandridae > Subfamily: Salamandrinae > Genus: Lyciasalamandra > Species: Lyciasalamandra antalyana

Mertensiella luschani antalyana Başoğlu and Baran, 1976, Sci. Rep. Fac. Sci. Ege Univ., Izmir, 235: 3-15. Holotype: SZE 70-1976.1, by original designation. Type locality: "Kedetler", which lies about 17 km SW of Antalya, in southwestern Anatolia, Turkey. Type locality discussed and corrected to "along the Antyalya-Altinyaka road, about 7 km north-east of Kedetler, at the edge of the village Hurma", Turkey, by Veith, Baran, Godmann, Kiefer, Öz, and Tunç, 2001, Zool. Middle East, 22: 70.

Lyciasalamandra antalyanaVeith and Steinfartz, 2004, Salamandra, 40: 76.

Lyciasalamandra antalyana antalyanaAkman and Godmann, 2014, Amphibia-Reptilia, 50: 128. 

Lyciasalamandra antalyana gocmeni Akman and Godmann, 2014, Amphibia-Reptilia, 50: 129. Holotype: ZMHRU 2012/2-1, by original designation. Type locality: "Kırkgözhan/Yağca, Antalya Province, Turkey, 348 m above sea level (37°03’17.21”N, 30°33’18.46”E)."

English Names

Anatolia Lycian Salamander (Dufresnes, 2019, Amph. Eur., N. Afr., & Middle East: 176). 


Known from isolated populations: in the vicinity of the type locality near Kedetler (about 17 km southwest of Antalya); north of Antalya in the mountains north to Thermessos; and around the village of Yaga Köyü, all in southwestern Turkey, 100-800 m elevation.


 Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 212, provided a brief account, photograph, and map. , who noted a hybrid zone with Lyciasalamandra billae. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 602. Sparreboom, 2014, Salamanders Old World: 242–243, reviewed the biology, characteristics, distribution, reproduction, and conservation of the species. See Dufresnes, 2019, Amph. Eur., N. Afr., & Middle East: 176, for brief summary of identifying morphology and biology, a range map, as well as a photograph (see p. 212 for photographs and map of subspecies).

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