Lissotriton montandoni (Boulenger, 1880)

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

Triton montandoni Boulenger, 1880, Bull. Soc. Zool. France, 5: 38. Expanded description in Boulenger, 1880, Bull. Soc. Zool. France, 5: 157. Syntypes: IRSNB 1.011 (4 specimens), according to Bauer, Good, and Günther, 1993, Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin, 69: 301, and Lang, 1990, Doc. Trav., Inst. R. Sci. Nat. Belg., 59: 13; NHMW 22901.1-2, according to Häupl and Tiedemann, 1978, Kat. Wiss. Samml. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, 2: 11, and Häupl, Tiedemann, and Grillitsch, 1994, Kat. Wiss. Samml. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, 9: 15; and MNHNP 6252 (2 specimens; according to Brame, 1972, Checklist Living & Fossil Salamand. World (Unpubl. MS): 102). Type locality: "Moldavie"; given by Boulenger, 1880, Bull. Soc. Zool. France, 5: 158, as "vallée de Barnarie" = Valley of Barnarie near Brosteni, Romania (as restricted by Mertens and Müller, 1940, Abh. Senckenb. Naturforsch. Ges., 451: 12).

Molge montandoniiBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Grad. Batr. Apoda Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 17.

Triton montandoniWolterstorff, 1912, Bl. Aquar. Terrarienkd., Stuttgart, 23: 190.

Diemictylus montandoniFowler and Dunn, 1917, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 69: 28.

Triturus montandoniDunn, 1918, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 62: 451.

Triturus (Palaeotriton) montandoniBolkay, 1927, Glasn. Zemaljskog Muz. Bosni Hercegov., 39: 63; Bolkay, 1928, Z. Anat. Entwicklungesch., 86: 259-319; Thorn, 1968, Salamand. Eur. Asie Afr. Nord: 191.

Triton hoffmanni Szeliga-Mierzeyewksi and Ulasiewicz, 1931, Trav. Soc. Sci. Wilno, Class. Sci. Math. Nat., 6: 19. Type(s): Not designated. Type locality: "Molodeczno" Province, Wilno, Lithuania. Name provided for Triturus montandoni X Triturus vulgaris, hybrid.

Triturus montandoniWolterstorff and Herre, 1935, Arch. Naturgesch., Leipzig, N. F., 4: 224.

Triturus (Palaeotriton) montandoniMacGregor, Sessions, and Arntzen, 1990, J. Evol. Biol., 3: 329.

Lissotriton montandoniGarcía-París, Montori, and Herrero, 2004, Fauna Iberica, 24: 50, by implication.

Lophinus montandoniLitvinchuk, Zuiderwijk, Borkin, and Rosanov, 2005, Amphibia-Reptilia, 26: 317, by implication.

Lissotriton (Lissotriton) (vulgaris) montandoniDubois and Raffaëlli, 2009, Alytes, 26: 66.

English Names

Montandon's Newt (Arnold and Burton, 1978, Field Guide Rept. Amph. Brit. Eur.: 47; Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 34; Stumpel-Rienks, 1992, Ergänzungsband Handbuch Rept. Amph. Eur., Trivialnamen der Herpetofauna Eur.: 68; Arnold, 2002, Rept. Amph. Eur., Ed. 2: 45).

Carpathian Newt (Hellmich, 1962, Rept. Amph. Eur.: 48; Steward, 1969, Tailed Amph. Eur.: 40; Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 34; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 36).


Carpathian, Iezer, Tatra, and Oder mountains, of Romania, southeastern Ukraine, eastern and northern Slovakia, western Czech Republic, and extreme southern Poland; introduced into Bavaria, Germany.


See accounts by Kuzmin, 1999, Amph. Former Soviet Union: 160-164; and Thorn and Raffaëlli, 2000, Salamand. Ancien Monde: 270-272. See also discussion of relevant literature and distribution by Cogǎlniceanu, 1997, in Gasc et al. (eds.), Atlas Amph. Rept. Eur.: 84-85. Arnold, 2002, Rept. Amph. Eur., Ed. 2: 45-46, provided a brief account, figure, and map, as did Obst IN Engelmann, Fritzsche, Günther, and Obst, 1993, Lurche Kriechtiere Eur.: 95-96. Nöllert and Nöllert, 1992, Die Amph. Eur.: 215-218, Raffaëlli, 2007, Les Urodèles du Monde: 109, provided a brief account, photograph, and map. See account by Zavadil, Pialek, and Dandova, 2003, in Grossenbacher and Thiesmeier (eds.), Handbuch Rept. Amph. Eur., 4(IIA): 657-706. Babik, Branicki, Crnobrnja-Isailovic, Cogǎlniceanu, Sas-Kovács, Olgun, Poyarkov, García-París, and Arntzen, 2005, Mol. Ecol., 14: 2475-2491, discussed the mtDNA relationships of populations of this species with various members of the Lissotriton vulgaris complex. Covaciu-Marcov, Cicort-Lucaciu, and Dimancea, 2009, North-West. J. Zool., Romania, 5: 429-433, reported on the population in the Iezer Mountains of Romania and discussed the range. Gherghel, Strgariu, Ambrosă, and Zamfirescu, 2012, Acta Herpetol., Firenze, 7: 49-55, documented the hybrid zone in Romania with Lissotriton vulgarisCogǎlniceanu, Székely, Samoilă, Iosif, Tudor, Plăiaşu, Stănescu, and Rozylowicz, 2013, ZooKeys, 296: 35-57, provided a dot map for Romania. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 123–124, provided a brief account, photo, and map. Wielstra, Canestrelli, Cvijanović, Denoël, Fijarczyk, Jablonski, Liana, Naumov, Olgun, Pabijan, Pezzarossa, Popgeorgiev, Salvi, Si, Sillero, Sotiropoulos, Zieliński, and Babik, 2018, Amphibia-Reptilia, DOI:10.1163/15685381-17000128: 1–8, reviewed the taxonomic literature and provided a range map.  

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