Salamandra corsica Savi, 1838

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Salamandridae > Subfamily: Salamandrinae > Genus: Salamandra > Species: Salamandra corsica

Salamandra corsica Savi, 1838, Nuovo Giorn. Lett., Pisa, 37: 208. Type(s): Not stated; possibly in the PUM according to Eiselt, 1958, Abh. Ber. Naturkd. Magdeburg, 10: 133; Type locality: "monti della Corsica", France; restricted by Mertens and Müller, 1928, Abh. Senckenb. Naturforsch. Ges., 41: 15 to "Lucardo-Gebirge, Korsika". Synonymy (with Salamandra maculosa) tentatively by Bonaparte, 1840, Icon. Faun. Ital., 2 (Introd.): Preface, unnumbered, and more definitely by Gray, 1850, Cat. Spec. Amph. Coll. Brit. Mus., Batr. Grad.: 17; (with Salamandra salamandra) by Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Grad. Batr. Apoda Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 3.

Salamandra moncherina Bonaparte, 1839, Iconograph. Fauna Ital., 2 (Fasc. 26): unnumbered, pl. Substitute name for Salamandra corsica Savi, 1838.

Salamandra maculosa var. corsicaBedriaga, 1883, Arch. Naturgesch., 49: 252. Strauch, 1870, Mem. Acad. Imp. Sci. St. Petersbourg, Ser. 7, 16 (4): 30; Bedriaga, 1897 "1896", Bull. Soc. Imp. Nat. Moscou, N.S.,, 10: 295; Schreiber, 1912, Herpetol. Eur., Ed. 2: 132; Nikolskii, 1918, Fauna Rossii, Zemnovodnye: 187.

Salamandra moncherianaSchreiber, 1912, Herpetol. Eur., Ed. 2: 128. Spelling error.

Salamandra salamandra corsicaNikolskii, 1918, Fauna Rossii, Zemnovodnye: 187.

Salamandra corsicaVeith, 1996, Amphibia-Reptilia, 17: 174-177.

Salamandra (Corsandra) atra atraDubois and Raffaëlli, 2009, Alytes, 26: 69.

English Names

Corsican Fire Salamander (Steward, 1969, Tailed Amph. Eur.: 39).

Distribution

Mountains of Corsica.

Comment

See accounts by Delaguerre and Cheylan, 1992, Atlas Repart. Batr. Rept. Corse: 24–27. See extensive account by Mutz, 2003, in Grossenbacher and Thiesmeier (eds.), Handbuch Rept. Amph. Eur., 4(IIB): 1029–1046. See detailed account by Andreone, 2007, in Lanza et al. (eds.), Fauna d'Italia, 42 (Amph.): 211–215. Nöllert and Nöllert, 1992, Die Amph. Eur.: 179, provided a brief account and polygon map. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 205, provided a brief account, photograph, and map. 

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