Speleomantes supramontis (Lanza, Nascetti, and Bullini, 1986)

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

Hydromantes supramontis Lanza, Nascetti, and Bullini, 1986, Boll. Mus. Reg. Sci. Nat. Torino, 4: 270. Holotype: MZUF 15620, by original designation. Type locality: "small natural karstic well immediately south of Scala 'e Pradu, about 1225 m a.s.l. (Sopramonte di Oliena; Nuoro)", eastern Sardinia, Italy.

Speleomantes supramontisLanza, 1986, in Camard et al. (eds.), Ambiente Nat. Sardegna: 315. Lanza, 1999, in Grossenbacher and Thiesmeier (eds.), Handbuch Rept. Amph. Eur., 4(1): 175; Thorn and Raffaëlli, 2000, Salamand. Ancien Monde: 375; Vieites, Min, and Wake, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 104: 19904 (and electronic supplemental data).

Hydromantes supramontisLanza, Caputo, Nascetti, and Bullini, 1995, Monogr. Mus. Reg. Sci. Nat. Torino, 16: 10. Nascetti, Cimmaruta, Lanza, and Bullini, 1996, J. Herpetol., 30: 161-183.

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

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

English Names

Supramonte Cave Salamander (Stumpel-Rienks, 1992, Ergänzungsband Handbuch Rept. Amph. Eur., Trivialnamen der Herpetofauna Eur.: 64; 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.: 48).

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

Distribution

Central eastern Sardinia around the Gulf of Orosei, Italy, from 100–1360 m elevation.

Comment

Thorn and Raffaëlli, 2000, Salamand. Ancien Monde: 375, provided an account. See also discussion of relevant literature and distribution by Lanza, 1997, in Gasc et al. (eds.), Atlas Amph. Rept. Eur.: 48-49. Lanza, 1999, in Grossenbacher and Thiesmeier (eds.), Handbuch Rept. Amph. Eur., 4(1), provided an extensive review of biology. Nöllert and Nöllert, 1992, Die Amph. Eur.: 240-241, provided a brief account and polygon map. Arnold, 2002, Rept. Amph. Eur., Ed. 2: 52, provided a brief account, figure, and map, as did Obst in Engelmann, Fritzsche, Günther, and Obst, 1993, Lurche Kriechtiere Eur.: 107-108. 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 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.): 169-171. Chiari, van der Meijden, Mucedda, Lourenço, Hochkirch, and Veith, 2012, PLoS One, 7(3: e32332): 1–15, reported on biogeography. 

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