Lyciasalamandra atifi (Başoğlu, 1967)

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

Mertensiella luschani atifi Başoğlu, 1967, Sci. Rep. Fac. Sci. Ege Univ., Izmir, 44: 3-11. Holotype: SZE 1/1967, by original designation. Type locality: "Türbelinaz, Alanya (southern Anatolia)", Turkey.

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

Lyciasalamandra atifi atifi Yildiz and Akman, 2015, Herpetozoa, Wien, 28: 7. 

Lyciasalamandra atifi bayrami Yildiz and Akman, 2015, Herpetozoa, Wien, 28: 7. Holotype: ZMADYU 2011/216-2, by original designation. Type locality: "Dim Cave, Alanya, Antalya, Turkey, 232 m a.s.l."

Lyciasalamandra atifi oezi Tok, Afsar, and Yakin, 2016, Ecol. Nontenegrina, 9: 40. Holotype: Collection of the Molecular Zootaxonomy Laboratory of Çanakkale, Onsekiz Mart University, unnumbered. Type locality: "between the Hasdere and Doğanca Villages in Gazipaşa - Antalya, (Turkey) 390 m a.s.l." https://zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:F28A9E7F-5715-4C71-9A47-3DCCB5E1686F

Lyciasalamandra atifi godmanni Oǧuz, Göçmen, and Yalçinkaya, 2016, South-west. J. Hortic. Biol. Environ., 7: 102. Holotype: ZMADYU 2013/18-6, by original designation. Type locality: "Selge, Antalya, Turkey, 482 m. a.s.l."

Lyciasalamandra atifi veithi Oǧuz, Göçmen, and Yalçinkaya, 2016, South-west. J. Hortic. Biol. Environ., 7: 105. Holotype: ZMADYU 2013/20-1, by original designation. Type locality: "Dikmen village, Akseki, Antalya, Turkey, 889 m a.s.l."

Lyciasalamandra atifi kunti Oǧuz, Göçmen, and Yalçinkaya, 2016, South-west. J. Hortic. Biol. Environ., 7: 106. Holotype: ZMADYU 2012/46-7, by original designation. Type locality: "Güzelbağ, Turkey, 829 m a.s.l."

English Names

Atif's Salamander (Sparreboom, 2014, Salamanders Old World: 243).

Distribution

Along the Taurus range from the region of Akyaka (Muğla) in the West to Gazipaşa (Antalya) in the East, southern Anatolia, Turkey, 190–1300 m elevation.

Comment

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. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 214, provided a brief account, photograph, and map. Yildiz and Akman, 2015, Herpetozoa, Wien, 28: 3–13, discussed range and geographic variation, culminating in the recognition of two subspecies. Sparreboom, 2014, Salamanders Old World: 243–244, reviewed the biology, characteristics, distribution, reproduction, and conservation of the species. Oǧuz, Göçmen, and Yalçinkaya, 2016, South-west. J. Hortic. Biol. Environ., 7: 61–113, reported on geographic variation in serology and morphology which resulted in the recognition of a total of five subspecies. Oǧuz, Kariş, Göçmen, Veith, and Godmann, 2018, Biharean Biol., 12: 118–120, provided a record of Lyciasalamandra atifi veithi from Ürünlü village, Ibradı district, Antalya, Turkey. See Dufresnes, 2019, Amph. Eur., N. Afr., & Middle East: 177, for brief summary of identifying morphology and biology, a range map, as well as a photograph. 

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