Speleomantes sarrabusensis Lanza, Leo, Forti, Cimmaruta, Caputo, and Nascetti, 2001

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

Speleomantes imperialis sarrabusensis Lanza, Leo, Forti, Cimmaruta, Caputo, and Nascetti, 2001, Pianura, 13: 83-84. Holotype: MZUF 25532, by original designation. Type locality: "Sotto pietre ai piedi della collino Bruncu de su Crabu, 240-260 m s.l.m, 39° 15′ 20″ N-03° 20′ 50″ W (Roma; 09° 20′ 54″ E Greenwich) (Sardegna SE Sàrrabus, gruppo del Monte dei Sette Fratelli, provincia di Cagliari, comune di Quartuccio), sotto una pietra in area granitica con zone erbose e bassa macchia mediterrana".

Speleomantes sarrabusensisVieites, Min, and Wake, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 104: 19903-19907, by implication.

Hydromantes (Speleomantes) sarrabusensisCarranza, Romano, Arnold, and Sotgiu, 2008, J. Biogeograph., 35: 735. van der Meijden, Chiari, Mucedda, Carranza, Corti, and Veith, 2009, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 51: 401.

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

English Names

None noted.

Distribution

Known only from the vicinity of the type locality in eastern Sardinia, Italy.

Comment

See comment under Speleomantes imperialis. Speybroeck, Beukema, and Crochet, 2010, Zootaxa, 2492: 5-6, why they consider recognition of this taxon premature. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 441, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. Chiari, van der Meijden, Mucedda, Lourenço, Hochkirch, and Veith, 2012, PLoS One, 7(3: e32332): 1–15, reported on biogeography.  

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