Neurergus strauchii (Steindachner, 1887)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Salamandridae > Subfamily: Pleurodelinae > Genus: Neurergus > Species: Neurergus strauchii

Molge strauchii Steindachner, 1887, Sitzungsber. Akad. Wiss. Wien, Phys. Math. Naturwiss. Kl., 96: 69, also Steindachner, 1887, Anz. Akad. Wiss. Wien, Math. Naturwiss. Kl., 24: 230. Syntypes: NHMW; NHMW 15079 designated lectotype by Schmidtler and Schmidtler, 1970, Senckenb. Biol., 51: 42. Type locality: "Musch [= Mush] westlich vom WanSee [= Lake Van]" (in both publications), eastern Anatolia, Turkey.

Triton crocatus forma strauchiWolterstorff, 1926, Zool. Anz., 67: 1-6.

Neurergus crocatus strauchiiSchmidt, 1939, Field Mus. Nat. Hist. Publ., Zool. Ser., 24: 52. Mertens, 1952, Istanbul Univ. Fen. Fak. Mec., Seri B, 17: 47.

Triturus crocatus strauchiiBodenheimer, 1944, Istanbul Univ. Fen. Fak. Mec., Seri B, 9: 7.

Neurergus strauchiiSchmidtler and Schmidtler, 1970, Senckenb. Biol., 51: 41; Schmidtler and Schmidtler, 1975, Salamandra, 11: 96.

Neurergus strauchii strauchiiÖz, 1994, Turkish J. Zool., 18: 115.

Neurergus strauchii barani Öz, 1994, Turkish J. Zool., 18: 115. Holotype: ZDEU 105/1992, by original designation. Type locality: "Kubbe Mountain on the Malatya--Pütürge road . . . ., approximately 40 km from Pütürge", southeastern Anatolia, Turkey.

Neurergus (Musergus) strauchiiDubois and Raffaëlli, 2009, Alytes, 26: 66.

Neurergus (Musergus) strauchii baraniDubois and Raffaëlli, 2009, Alytes, 26: 66.

Neurergus (Musergus) strauchii strauchiiDubois and Raffaëlli, 2009, Alytes, 26: 66.

English Names

Anatolia Newt (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 35).

Distribution

Known only from the area of the type locality at Mus and also from Kotum and Sürüm, in eastern Turkey, 1500-2000 m elevation.

Comment

See account by Thorn and Raffaëlli, 2000, Salamand. Ancien Monde: 345-346. Özeti and Yilmaz, 1994, Türkiye Amfibileri: 61-63, provided an account. Öz, 1994, Turkish J. Zool., 18: 115-117, provided a new subspecies and discussion. Pasmans, Bogaerts, Woeltjes, and Carranza, 2006, Amphibia-Reptilia, 27: 281-288, discussed the subspecies and their weak morphological differentiation, although on the basis of molecular data they did find them to be sister taxa. Resurrected from the synonymy of Neurergus crocatus by Schmidtler and Schmidtler, 1970, Senckenb. Biol., 51: 41, where it had been placed by Boulenger, 1892, Zool. Rec., 27: 27. Raffaëlli, 2007, Les Urodèles du Monde: 120, provided brief accounts for subspecies, map, and photograph. Özdemir, Üzüm, Avci, and Olgun, 2009, Herpetologica, 65: 280-291, discussed phylogeography and suggested that Neurergus strauchii barani is not distinguishable. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 143–144, provided a brief account, photo, and map. 

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