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Lyciasalamandra antalyana

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA CAUDATA SALAMANDRIDAE

Scientific Name: Lyciasalamandra antalyana
Species Authority: (Başoğlu & Baran, 1976)
Taxonomic Notes: This taxon was formerly considered to be a subspecies of Salamandra lushchani. It has been elevated to species level, and assigned to the genus Lyciasalamandra, by Veith and Steinfartz (2004).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2009
Date Assessed: 2008-12-14
Assessor(s): Yakup Kaska, Yusuf Kumlutaş, Aziz Avci, Nazan Üzüm, Can Yeniyurt, Ferdi Akarsu, Varol Tok; Ismail H. Ugurtas, Murat Sevinç, Pierre-André Crochet, Theodore Papenfuss, Max Sparreboom, Sergius Kuzmin, Steven Anderson, Mathieu Denoël
Reviewer(s): Neil Cox and Helen Temple
Justification:
Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, all individuals are in fewer than five locations, and there is a continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.
History:
2006 Endangered (IUCN 2006)
2006 Endangered

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to Turkey where it is restricted to a small area in south-western Anatolia. It has an altitudinal range of 100-650m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Turkey
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Population [top]

Population: It is locally abundant. There are a total of six adjacent populations (Veith et al. 2008).
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is found in rocky areas in pine woodland and maquis scrub habitat. Animals have been found hiding under rock piles on hillsides. It is not present in modified habitats. The species is viviparous, the female giving birth to one or two fully metamorphosed young after a gestation period of around one year.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Within its naturally restricted range, the major potential threat to this species is habitat loss caused by forest fires and overcollection for scientific purposes. Currently, there is only limited habitat loss taking place, since the human population in its range is generally low, and there is little tourism in the area where it is found, but with ongoing development in the region habitat loss could become more severe. Further development within this species' restricted range would lead to declines because it does not tolerate habitat modification.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is found within Termessos National Park.

Citation: Yakup Kaska, Yusuf Kumlutaş, Aziz Avci, Nazan Üzüm, Can Yeniyurt, Ferdi Akarsu, Varol Tok; Ismail H. Ugurtas, Murat Sevinç, Pierre-André Crochet, Theodore Papenfuss, Max Sparreboom, Sergius Kuzmin, Steven Anderson, Mathieu Denoël 2009. Lyciasalamandra antalyana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 October 2014.
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