Lyciasalamandra luschani (Steindachner, 1891)

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

Molge Luschani Steindachner, 1891, Sitzungsber. Akad. Wiss. Wien, Phys. Math. Naturwiss. Kl., 100: 306. Syntypes: NHMW; NHMW 15077 designated lectotype by Eiselt, 1956, Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, 61: 101-103. Type locality: "Tortukar (Dodurga-Assary)", Lycia, southeastern Anatolia, Turkey.

Salamandra luschaniBoulenger, 1892, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 6, 9: 74.

Molge luschaniBedriaga, 1892, Congr. Internatn. Zool., Moscow, Part 1: 242.

Mertensiella luschaniWolterstorff, 1925, Abh. Ber. Mus. Nat. Heimatkd. Magdeburg, 4: 244.

Mertensiella luschani luschaniPieper, 1963, Senckenb. Biol., 44: 446.

Mertensiella luschani luschaniPieper, 1963, Senckenb. Biol., 44: 442.

Salamandra (Mertensiella) luschaniÖzeti, 1967, Copeia, 1967: 287.

Mertensiella luschaniThorn, 1968, Salamand. Eur. Asie Afr. Nord: 182.

Mertensiella luschani finikensis Başoğlu and Atatür, 1976 "1975", Istanbul Univ. Fen. Fak. Mec., Seri B, 40: 90. Holotype: SZE 5/1976.7, by original designation. Type locality: "hill-like terrain lying just on the northern border of the town (Finike)", southwestern Anatolia, Turkey.

Mertensiella luschani basoglui Baran and Atatür, 1980, Sci. Rep. Fac. Sci. Ege Univ., Izmir, 248: 4. Holotype: SZE 24/1978-1, by original designation. Type locality: "Nadarlar Köyü-Kas (Antalya)", Anatolia, Turkey. Synonymy with Mertensiella luschani helverseni by Moravec, 1997, in Böhme et al. (eds.), Herpetol. Bonn.: 284, but this was implicitly not accepted by Veith and Steinfartz, 2004, Salamandra, 40: 76.

Salamandra luschaniWeisrock, Macey, Ugurtas, Larson, and Papenfuss, 2001, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 18: 434.

Lyciasalamandra luschaniVeith and Steinfartz, 2004, Salamandra, 40: 71.

English Names

Luschan's Salamander (Arnold and Burton, 1978, Field Guide Rept. Amph. Brit. Eur.: 34; Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 32; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 35).

Lycian's Salamander (Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 32).

Lycian Salamander (Stumpel-Rienks, 1992, Ergänzungsband Handbuch Rept. Amph. Eur., Trivialnamen der Herpetofauna Eur.: 51).

Distribution

Found from Patara to Finiki, southwestern Anatolia (Turkey), 0–400 m elevation, and the adjacent Greek island of Kastellorizo and its satellite islets of Saria and Kasos.

Comment

See comment under Mertensiella. Obst in Engelmann, Fritzsche, Günther, and Obst, 1993, Lurche Kriechtiere Eur.: 74–76, provided a brief account, figure, and map. Raffaëlli, 2007, Les Urodèles du Monde: 162–163, provided brief accounts by subspecies, figure, and map. Valakos, Pafilis, Sotiropoulos, Lymberakis, Maragou, and Foufopoulos, 2008, Amph. Rept. Greece: 143-146, 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. Beukema, de Pous, and Brakels, 2009, Z. Feldherpetol., 16: 115–126, discussed the range of Lyciasalamandra luschani finikensisRaffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 208–210, provided brief accounts by subspecies, photographs, and map. 

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