Salamandra longirostris Joger and Steinfartz, 1994

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

Salamandra salamandra longirostris Joger and Steinfartz, 1994, Abh. Ber. Naturkd. Magdeburg, 17: 95. Holotype: HLMD RA 2201, by original designation and according to Köhler and Güsten, 2007, Spixiana, München, 30: 277. Type locality: "Umgebung des Ortes Grazalema in der Sierra de Ronda, Südspanien".

Salamandra (Salamandra) longirostrisDubois and Raffaëlli, 2009, Alytes, 26: 69.

English Names

None noted.


Sierra de Ronda in the provinces of Cadiz and Malaga, southern Spain.


Speybroeck and Crochet, 2007, Podarcis, 8: 10, noted that Salamandra salamandra longirostris, the southern Spain population probably represented a distinct species. This was formalized by Dubois and Raffaëlli, 2009, Alytes, 26: 36, who provided the rationale for this recognition. Prior to 2009, the literature of this taxon is imbedded within that of Salamandra salamandra. Speybroeck, Beukema, and Crochet, 2010, Zootaxa, 2492: 4, discussed the ambiguities in the recognition of this taxon and retained it as a subspecies of Salamandra salamandra regardless of the allopatric ranges and molecular differentiation. Vences, Sanchez, Hauswaldt, Eikelmann, Rodriguez, Carranza, Donaire-Barroso, Gehara, Helfer, Lötters, Werner, Schulz, and Steinfartz, 2014, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 73: 208–216, considered Salamandra longirostris to be a subspecies of Salamandra salamandra, but what trinominals mean in the context of the species concept assumed by their analytical methods remains murky. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 200, provided a brief account, photograph, and map.  

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