Lyciasalamandra flavimembris (Mutz and Steinfartz, 1995)

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

Mertensiella luschani flavimembris Mutz and Steinfartz, 1995, Salamandra, 31: 137. Holotype: MTD D 37174, by original designation. Type locality: "Etwa 6 km nördlich von Marmaris, ein westlich der Strasse Marmaris—Izmire gelegener Hang", southwestern Anatolia, Turkey. Corrected to "8 km north of Marmaris", Türkiye by Veith, Baran, Godmann, Kiefer, Öz, and Tunç, 2001, Zool. Middle East, 22: 69.

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

Lyciasalamandra flavimembris flavimembris — Üzüm, Avcı, Bozkurt, and Olgun, 2015, Turkish J. Zool., 39: 328. 

Lyciasalamandra flavimembris ilgazi Üzüm, Avcı, Bozkurt, and Olgun, 2015, Turkish J. Zool., 39: 329. Holotype: Zoology Laboratory of the Department of Biology at the Faculty of Science and Arts, Adnan Menderes University, Turkey. Type locality: "Kötekli, Muğla [Province]", Turkey. 

English Names

Marmraris Lycia Salamander (Göçmen and Kariş, 2017, North-West. J. Zool., Romania, 13: 49). 

Maramaris Salamander (Sparreboom, 2014, Salamanders Old World: 246).

Marmaris Lycian Salamander (Dufresnes, 2019, Amph. Eur., N. Afr., & Middle East: 172). 

Marmaris Salamander (Lyciasalamandra flavimembris flavimembrisRaffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 241).

Mugla Salamander (Lyciasalamandra flavimembris ilgaziRaffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 242).


Restricted to the area from Marmaris to Ula along the southwestern Anatolian coast to Kötekli, Muğla Province, Türkiye, 0–600 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Türkiye

Endemic: Türkiye


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: 603. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 211, provided a brief account, photograph, and map. Sparreboom, 2014, Salamanders Old World: 246–247, reviewed the biology, characteristics, distribution, reproduction, and conservation of the species. Göçmen and Kariş, 2017, North-West. J. Zool., Romania, 13: 49–57, reported on morphological variation and provided several new localities. See Dufresnes, 2019, Amph. Eur., N. Afr., & Middle East: 172, for brief summary of identifying morphology and biology, a range map, as well as a photograph (see p. 209 for photographs and map of subspecies). Arslan, Yaşar, İzgin, and Çiçek, 2020, Herpetol. Notes, 13: 531-541, assessed population and conservation status. Yaşar, Çiçek, Mulder, and Tok, 2021, North-West. J. Zool., Romania, 17(e201512): 232–275, discussed and grid-mapped the range in Türkiye. Dilbe, Kıraç, and Başkale, 2022, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 16 (1: e305: 94–105, provided dot and niche-modeling distribution maps. Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 241–242, provided subspecies accounts, summarizing systematics, life history, population status, and distribution (including a polygon map). 

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