Triturus ivanbureschi Arntzen and Wielstra in Wielstra, Litvinchuk, Naumov, Tzankov, and Arntzen, 2013

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Salamandridae > Subfamily: Pleurodelinae > Genus: Triturus > Species: Triturus ivanbureschi

Triton cristatus karelinii forma bureschi Wolterstorff, 1925, Abh. Ber. Mus. Nat. Heimatkd. Magdeburg, 4: 256. Syntypes: MM, 3 specimens by original designation; destroyed in W.W.II according to Brame, 1972, Checklist Living & Fossil Salamand. World (Unpubl. MS): 97. Type locality: "bei Sofia", Bulgaria; given as Pond in Prince Boris Garden, Sofia, Bulgaria, by Scharlinski, 1939, Abh. Ber. Mus. Nat. Heimatkd. Magdeburg, 7: 37. Unavailable tetranominal.

Triton cristatus karelini forma byzanthina Wolterstorff, 1923, Bl. Aquar. Terrarienkd., Stuttgart, 34: 125. Holotype: Not stated, presumably MM and if so, destroyed in W.W.II. Type locality: "Konstantinople, europäische Seite des Bosporus", Turkey. Unavailable tetranominal.

Triturus karelinii arntzeni Litvinchuk, Borkin, Džukić and Kalezić in Litvinchuk, Borkin, Džukić, Kalezić, Khalturin, and Rosanov, 1999, Russ. J. Herpetol., 6: 159. Holotype: ZISP 6121, by original designation. Type locality: "vicinity of the village Vrtovac (43° 25´ N, 22° 28´ E, UTM FP10), altitude 400 m above sea level", Serbia. Synonymy by Wielstra, Litvinchuk, Naumov, Tzankov, and Arntzen, 2013, Zootaxa, 3682 : 443. Consideration as a hybrid population of Triturus macedonicus X Triturus ivanbureschi by Wielstra and Arntzen, 2014, Zootaxa, 3802: 381. 

Triturus (Triturus) karelinii arntzeni — Dubois and Raffaëlli, 2009, Alytes, 26: 67. See comment above. 

Triturus arntzeni — Espregueira Themudo, Wielstra, and Arntzen, 2009, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 52: 328. See comment above. 

Triturus ivanbureschi Arntzen and Wielstra in Wielstra, Litvinchuk, Naumov, Tzankov, and Arntzen, 2013, Zootaxa, 3682: 448. Holotype. RMNH.RENA.47200, by original designation. Type locality: "Ostar Kamak, Bulgaria (coordinates: 41.878°N, 25.853°E, elevation: 240 meter)".  


South-eastern Balkan Peninsula, covering most of Bulgaria, the eastern parts of Greece, Macedonia, and Serbia, as well as European and western Asiatic Turkey; an isolated population in Serbia. 


The sister species of Triturus karelini according to the original publication (prior to the naming of Triturus anatolicus). Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 134–135, provided a brief account, photo, and map. Wielstra, Sillero, Vörös, and Arntzen, 2014, Amphibia-Reptilia, 35: 376-381, provided a dot map. Arntzen, Wielstra, and Wallis, 2014, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 113: 604–622, reported on hybrid/contact zones with Triturus cristatus, Triturus carnifex, and Triturus macedonicus. Populations from northern Anatolia now referred to Triturus anatolicus

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