Pleurodeles poireti (Gervais, 1835)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Salamandridae > Subfamily: Pleurodelinae > Genus: Pleurodeles > Species: Pleurodeles poireti

Triton poireti Gervais, 1835, Ann. Sci. Nat., Paris, Ser. 2, 6: 312. Type(s): Not stated; MNHNP 4744, considered holotype by Guibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 8. Thireau, 1986, Cat. Types Urodeles Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat., Rev. Crit.: 56, noted that MNHNP 4744 consisted of two specimens. Type locality: Bone (Algeria).

Glossoliga poiretiBonaparte, 1839, Iconograph. Fauna Ital., 2 (Fasc. 26): unnumbered.

Salamandra fenestratusGray, 1850, Cat. Spec. Amph. Coll. Brit. Mus., Batr. Grad.: 19. Nomen nudum (label name), reported by Gray.

Euproctus poiretiDuméril, Bibron, and Duméril, 1854, Erp. Gen., 9: 160.

Glossoliga Hagenmulleri Lataste, 1881, Le Naturaliste, 3: 371. Syntypes: 32 specimens, presumably originally in Lataste's personal collection which was ultimately transferred to the BM; including BMNH 1946.9.6.77–82 (formerly BMNH 1920.1.20.1165), according to Brame, 1972, Checklist Living & Fossil Salamand. World (Unpubl. MS): 68, and MZUT An314 (4 specimens), according to Gavetti and Andreone, 1993, Cat. Mus. Reg. Sci. Nat., Torino, 10: 23. Type locality: "Bône", Algeria; rendered as Mount Edough, Bona, Algeria by Pasteur, 1958, Bull. Soc. Sci. Nat. Phys. Maroc, 39. Synonymy by Pasteur, 1958, Bull. Soc. Sci. Nat. Phys. Maroc, 39: 160.

Molge hagenmuelleriBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Grad. Batr. Apoda Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 26. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

Molge poiretiBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Grad. Batr. Apoda Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 25.

Triton hagenmülleriCamerano, 1885, Mem. Accad. Sci. Torino, Ser. 2, 36: 419. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

Triturus poiretiCamerano, 1885, Mem. Accad. Sci. Torino, Ser. 2, 36: 419. Noble, 1924, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 49: 304.

Pleurodeles poireti hagenmuelleri —Lataste In Boulenger, 1895, Trans. Zool. Soc. London, 13: 162. Incorrect subsequent spelling of hagenmulleri.

Pleurodeles poireti poireti —Lataste In Boulenger, 1895, Trans. Zool. Soc. London, 13: 162, by implication.

Triton (Pleurodeles) hagenmülleriWolterstorff, 1901, Feuille Jeunes Nat., Ser. 4, 31: 76. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

Triton (Pleurodeles) poiretiWolterstorff, 1901, Feuille Jeunes Nat., Ser. 4, 31: 76. Wolterstorff, 1902, Triton der Untergattung Euproctus: 44; Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 11.

Pleurodeles hagenmülleriWolterstorff, 1905, C. R. Séances 6th Congr. Internatl. Zool., Berne, 1904: 262.

Pleurodeles poireti hagenmülleriWolterstorff, 1905, C. R. Séances 6th Congr. Internatl. Zool., Berne, 1904: 263. Incorrect subsequent spelling of hagenmulleri.

Triturus hagenmulleriNoble, 1924, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 49: 304.

Pleurodeles poiretiPasteur, 1958, Bull. Soc. Sci. Nat. Phys. Maroc, 39: 160.

Pleurodeles (Pleurodeles) poiretiRisch, 1985, J. Bengal Nat. Hist. Soc., N.S.,, 4: 141.

English Names

Algerian Newt (Cochran, 1961, Living Amph. World: 67).

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

Algerian Salamander (CITES).

Distribution

Edough Peninsula of northeastern Algeria.

Comment

See Pleurodeles nebulosus for discussion of systematics. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 606. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 180, provided a brief account, photographs, and range map. Escoriza, Gutiérrez-Rodríguez, Ben Hassine, and Martínez-Solano, 2016, Conserv. Genetics, 17: 1445–1458, provided a genetic assessment of hybridization of this species with Pleurodeles nebulosus. 

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