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Salamandrina Fitzinger, 1826
Salamandrina Fitzinger, 1826, Neue Class. Rept.: 41, 66. Type species: Salamandra perspicillata Savi, 1821, by monotypy. Synonymy (with Seiranota) by Bonaparte, 1840, Mem. Accad. Sci. Torino, Ser. 2, 2: 450; Gray, 1850, Cat. Spec. Amph. Coll. Brit. Mus., Batr. Grad.: 29.
Seiranota Barnes, 1826, Am. J. Sci. Arts, 11: 278. Type species: Seiranota condylura Barnes, 1826 by monotypy. Synonymy by Bonaparte, 1840, Mem. Accad. Sci. Torino, Ser. 2, 2: 450; Duméril, Bibron, and Duméril, 1854, Erp. Gen., 9: 68; Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Grad. Batr. Apoda Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 28.
Siranota — Cope, 1866, J. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, Ser. 2, 6: 108. Incorrect subsequent spelling.
Mountains of Italy from near Genoa to Calabria.
Weisrock, Papenfuss, Macey, Litvinchuk, Polymeni, Ugurtas, Zhao, Jowkar, and Larson, 2006, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 41: 855-857, suggested that this taxon forms the sister taxon of the remaining Pleurodelinae, although they discussed evidentiary ambiguities. Zhang, Papenfuss, Wake, Qu, and Wake, 2008, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 49: 586-597, provided additional evidence for this placement. Romano, Mattoccia, Marta, Bogaerts, Pasmans, and Sbordoni, 2009, Ital. J. Zool., 76: 422-432, distinguished the two species morphologically. Hauswaldt, Angelini, Pollok, and Steinfartz, 2011, J. Zool., London, 284: 248-256, documented molecular markers of a hybrid zone between the two species in Italy. Mattoccia, Marta, Romano, and Sbordoni, 2011, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 104: 903-922, also reported on secondary contact and biogeographic phylogeography. Liuzzi, Mastropasqua, and Salvi, 2011, Acta Herpetol., Firenze, 6: 315-321, provided additional distributional data and discussed the ranges of both species. Hauswaldt, Angelini, Gehara, Benavides, Polok, and Steinfartz, 2014, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 70: 1-12, reported on the phylogenetics and phylogeography of the species.
Contained taxa (2 sp.):
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