Salamandrininae Fitzinger, 1843

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Salamandridae > Subfamily: Salamandrininae
2 species

Salamandrinae Fitzinger, 1843, Syst. Rept.: 33. Type genus: Salamandrina Fitzinger, 1826.

Seiranotina Gray, 1850, Cat. Spec. Amph. Coll. Brit. Mus., Batr. Grad.: 29. Type genus: Seiranota Barnes, 1826 (= Salamandrina Fitzinger, 1826). Synonymy with Pleurodelidae by Cope, 1875, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 1: 11. Synonymy with Salamandridae by Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Grad. Batr. Apoda Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 2.

SeiranotidaeHallowell, 1856, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 8: 10.

Salamandrininae Dubois and Raffaëlli, 2009, Alytes, 26: 64.

English Names

None noted.


Mountains of Italy from near Genoa to Calabria.


Weisrock, Papenfuss, Macey, Litvinchuk, Polymeni, Uğurtaş, Zhao, Jowkar, and Larson, 2006, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 41: 855-857, found Salamandrina to be near-basal, either the sister taxon to Pleurodelinae or Salamandrinae, and they discussed evidentiary ambiguities. Zhang, Papenfuss, Wake, Qu, and Wake, 2008, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 49: 586-597, resolved the placement and regarding Salamandrina as the sister taxon of Pleurodelinae + Salamandrinae, although without recognizing these taxa formally. Dubois and Raffaëlli, 2009, Alytes, 26: 64, recognized it as the subfamily Salamandrininae, the sister taxon of an unnamed taxon composed of Salamandrinae + Pleurodelinae. Rancilhac, Irisarri, Angelini, Arntzen, Babik, Bossuyt, Künzel, Lüddecke, Pasmans, Sanchez, Weisrock, Veith, Wielstra, Steinfartz, Hofreiter, Philippe, and Vences, 2021, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 155 (106967): 1–14, presented molecular evidence that Salamandrininae is the sister taxon of Salamandrinae, to the exclusion of Pleurodelinae. 

Contained taxa (2 sp.):

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