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Chioglossa Bocage, 1864

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Salamandridae > Subfamily: Salamandrinae > Genus: Chioglossa
1 species

Chioglossa Bocage, 1864, Rev. Mag. Zool., Paris, Ser. 2, 16: 249 (September 1864). (Also named subsequently by Bocage, 1864, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1864: 264-265 (November 1864) as discussed by Arntzen, 1999, in Grossenbacher and Thiesmeier (eds.), Handbuch Rept. Amph. Eur., 4(1): 305. Type species: Chioglossa lusitanica Bocage, 1864, by monotypy. 

English Names

Golden-striped Salamanders (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 35).


Northwestern Spain and northern Portugal.


On the basis of DNA sequence evidence, Weisrock, Papenfuss, Macey, Litvinchuk, Polymeni, Ugurtas, Zhao, Jowkar, and Larson, 2006, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 41: 855-857, found Chioglossa to be the sister taxon of Mertensiella. Pyron and Wiens, 2011, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 61: 543-583, on the basis of a study of legacy DNA sequences confirmed this arrangement.

Contained taxa (1 sp.):

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