Speleomantes flavus (Stefani, 1969)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Plethodontidae > Subfamily: Plethodontinae > Genus: Speleomantes > Species: Speleomantes flavus

Hydromantes genei flavus Stefani, 1969 "1968", Arch. Zool. Ital. Torino, 53: 222. Holotype: IZUG unnumbered, by original designation. Type locality: "Grotte del Monte Albo, dei monti di Oliena, Supramonte di Urzulei, Grotte di Dorgali e di Baunei", Sardinia, Italy.

Hydromantes flavusLanza and Vanni, 1981, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Suppl., 15: 117-121. Lanza, Caputo, Nascetti, and Bullini, 1995, Monogr. Mus. Reg. Sci. Nat. Torino, 16: 10.

Hydromantoides (Speleomantes) flavusDubois, 1984, Alytes, 3: 109. van der Meijden, Chiari, Mucedda, Carranza, Corti, and Veith, 2009, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 51: 401.

Speleomantes flavusLanza, 1986, in Camard et al. (eds.), Ambiente Nat. Sardegna: 315. Lanza, 1999, in Grossenbacher and Thiesmeier (eds.), Handbuch Rept. Amph. Eur., 4(1): 137; Thorn and Raffaëlli, 2000, Salamand. Ancien Monde: 374-375; Vieites, Min, and Wake, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 104: 19904.

Hydromantes (Speleomantes) flavusWake, Salvador, and Alonso-Zarazaga, 2005, Amphibia-Reptilia, 26: 543-548.

Speleomantes (Speleomantes) flavusDubois and Raffaëlli, 2012, Alytes, 28: 77-161.

English Names

Mount Albo's Cave Salamander (Lanza, Caputo, Nascetti, and Bullini, 1995, Monogr. Mus. Reg. Sci. Nat. Torino, 16: 10).

Monte Albo Cave Salamander (Stumpel-Rienks, 1992, Ergänzungsband Handbuch Rept. Amph. Eur., Trivialnamen der Herpetofauna Eur.: 63; Lanza, 1997, in Gasc et al. (eds.), Atlas Amph. Rept. Eur.: 40; Arnold, 2002, Rept. Amph. Eur., Ed. 2: 52).

Yellowish Cave Salamander (Lanza, Caputo, Nascetti, and Bullini, 1995, Monogr. Mus. Reg. Sci. Nat. Torino, 16: 10; Lanza, 1997, in Gasc et al. (eds.), Atlas Amph. Rept. Eur.: 40).

Stefani's Salamander (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 34).

Distribution

Northeastern Sardinia (Italy) on the Monte Albo chain and its extension between Sinisicola and the Posada River, at least as far as 3-4 km north of Sinisicola, 40-1050 m elevation.

Comment

Thorn and Raffaëlli, 2000, Salamand. Ancien Monde: 374-375, provided an account. See also discussion of relevant literature and distribution by Lanza, 1997, in Gasc et al. (eds.), Atlas Amph. Rept. Eur.: 40-41. Lanza, 1999, in Grossenbacher and Thiesmeier (eds.), Handbuch Rept. Amph. Eur., 4(1): 137-144, provided an extensive review of biology. Obst IN Engelmann, Fritzsche, Günther, and Obst, 1993, Lurche Kriechtiere Eur.: 107, provided a brief account, figure, and map. Nöllert and Nöllert, 1992, Die Amph. Eur.: 237-238, provided a brief account and polygon map.Raffaëlli, 2007, Les Urodèles du Monde: 316, provided a brief account, photograph, and map. Lanza, Pastorelli, Laghi, and Cimmaruta, 2006 "2005", Atti Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Trieste, 52 (Suppl.): 5-135, provided a review. 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: 592. See detailed account by Lanza, Pastorelli, Laghi, and Cimmaruta, 2007, in Lanza et al. (eds.), Fauna d'Italia, 42 (Amph.): 167-169. Chiari, van der Meijden, Mucedda, Lourenço, Hochkirch, and Veith, 2012, PLoS One, 7(3: e32332): 1–15, reported on biogeography. 

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