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Lower than the Lowest! Relict Salamandra salamandra Population in Stârmina Hill, South-Western Romania

Severus-Daniel Covaciu-Marcov, István Sas-Kovacs, Alfred-Ştefan Cicort-Lucaciu

Abstract


The lowest Salamandra salamandra distribution locality in Romania is recorded at 78 m altitude, in Stârmina Hill. The population seems isolated from the main distribution range. S. salamandra survives near a small stream from a ravine with very steep slopes, covered with natural forests, including beech.

Keywords


fire salamander; altitude; amphibians; relicts; habitats

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