Lissotriton maltzani (Boettger, 1879)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Salamandridae > Subfamily: Pleurodelinae > Genus: Lissotriton > Species: Lissotriton maltzani

Triton Maltzani Boettger, 1879, Z. Ges. Naturwiss., Berlin, 52: 521. Syntypes: SMF (2 specimens); Mertens, 1922, Senckenb. Biol., 4: 163, noted SMF 2018 as type, a lectotype designation by implication SMF 726 (formerly 2018c) considered holotype by Mertens, 1967, Senckenb. Biol., 48(A): 38. Type locality: "Nahe des Wasserreservoirs ausserhalb dem Wasser im trockenen unter Steinen, bei Monchique in Algarve, Portugal".

Lissotriton maltzaniDubois and Raffaëlli, 2009, Alytes, 26: 38.

Lissotriton (Meinus) maltzaniDubois and Raffaëlli, 2009, Alytes, 26: 66.

English Names

None noted.


Southwestern Portugal.


On the basis of the mtDNA tree of Martínez-Solano, Teixeira, Buckley, and García-París, 2006, Mol. Ecol., 15: 3375-3388, this taxon was removed from the synonymy of Lissotriton boscai by Dubois and Raffaëlli, 2009, Alytes, 26: 38, where it had been placed by Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Grad. Batr. Apoda Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 18. See comment under Lissotriton boscai, from which this species was recently recognized, for relevant literature. Speybroeck, Beukema, and Crochet, 2010, Zootaxa, 2492: 3, were hesitant to recognize Lissotriton maltzani distinct from Lissotriton boscai pending further study of possible transition zones. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 118, provided a brief account, photo, and map.

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