Lyciasalamandra fazilae (Başoğlu and Atatür, 1975 "1974")

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

Mertensiella luschani fazilae Başoğlu and Atatür, 1975 "1974", Istanbul Univ. Fen. Fak. Mec., Seri B, 39: 151. Holotype: SZE 31/1975.1, by original designation. Type locality: "Gökçeovacik . . . about 40 km. NW of Fethiye. It is a mountain village, at an elevation of about 500 m.", Turkey.

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

Lyciasalamandra fazilae fazilae — Göçmen, Ehl, Kariş, Thiesmeier, and Kordges, 2018, Zool. Middle East, 64

Lyciasalamandra fazilae ulfetae Göçmen, Ehl, Kariş, Thiesmeier, and Kordges, 2018, Zool. Middle East, 64: 308. Holotype: ZMADYU 2017/208-2, by original designation. Type locality: "Ülemez-Horozlar (ca. 2 km NE ofÇandır village), Köyceğiz district, Muğla province, Turkey, 120 m asl (36°50'N, 28°37'E)". 

English Names

Fazila's Salamander (Sparreboom, 2014, Salamanders Old World: 245).

Fazil Lycian Salamander (Dufresnes, 2019, Amph. Eur., N. Afr., & Middle East: 173). 


Known from the region between Cöymen and Domuz island-Darboğaz, and south to coastal islands including Tersabe and Domuz, up to 1000 m elevation, southwestern Anatolia, Turkey. 


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.: 211, provided a brief account, photograph, and map. Sparreboom, 2014, Salamanders Old World: 245–246, reviewed the biology, characteristics, distribution, reproduction, and conservation of the species.  Göçmen, Ehl, Kariş, Thiesmeier, and Kordges, 2018, Zool. Middle East, 64: 304–314, reported on morphological and molecular geographic variation, recognized two nominal subspecies and discussed the intermediate populations. See Dufresnes, 2019, Amph. Eur., N. Afr., & Middle East: 173, for brief summary of identifying morphology and biology, a range map, as well as a photograph. Dilbe, Kıraç, and Başkale, 2022, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 16 (1: e305: 94–105, provided dot and niche-modeling distribution maps. 

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