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Lyciasalamandra billae 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Caudata Salamandridae

Scientific Name: Lyciasalamandra billae
Species Authority: (Franzen & Klewen, 1987)
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: Critically Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2009
Date Assessed: 2008-12-14
Assessor(s): Yakup Kaska, Yusuf Kumluta?, 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 Critically Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 100km2, all individuals are in only one location, and there is a continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is restricted to the east slope of the Saricinar Daglari, south-west of Antalya, Turkey. It ranges from sea level to 200m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Turkey
Additional data:
Upper elevation limit (metres):2000
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Population [top]

Population:It is common in its restricted range.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is associated with rocky limestone outcrops, and is often found in maqui or pine woodlands. The species is live-bearing producing one or two fully metamorphosed young; the gestation period is about one year. The species does not occur in modified habitats.
Systems:Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is generally a low human population density and little tourism in the area where it is found, and limited habitat loss is taking place. However, a potential future threat is the loss of habitat due to ongoing development in the region and forest fires, as well as overcollection for scientific purposes.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species has been recorded from the Çaliticak Protected Area.

Citation: Yakup Kaska, Yusuf Kumluta?, 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 billae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T61915A12571852. . Downloaded on 28 September 2016.
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