Lyciasalamandra helverseni (Pieper, 1963)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Salamandridae > Subfamily: Salamandrinae > Genus: Lyciasalamandra > Species: Lyciasalamandra helverseni

Mertensiella luschani helverseni Pieper, 1963, Senckenb. Biol., 44: 442. Holotype: SMF 59224, by original designation and according to Mertens, 1967, Senckenb. Biol., 48(A): 37. Type locality: "Pigadhia [= Pigádhia], Karpathos [Island]", Greece.

Lyciasalamandra helverseniVeith and Steinfartz, 2004, Salamandra, 40: 76.

English Names

Helversen's Salamander (Valakos, Pafilis, Sotiropoulos, Lymberakis, Maragou, and Foufopoulos, 2008, Amph. Rept. Greece: 139).

Distribution

The Greek islands of Karpathos, Saria, and Kasos in the southeastern Aegean Sea.

Comment

Valakos, Pafilis, Sotiropoulos, Lymberakis, Maragou, and Foufopoulos, 2008, Amph. Rept. Greece: 139-142, provided an account. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 603. Nöllert and Nöllert, 1992, Die Amph. Eur.: 167-169, provided a brief account (as Mertensiella luschani helverseni). Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 210, provided a brief account, photograph, and map. 

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