A New Subspecies of Anatolia Newt, Neurergus strauchii (Steindachner, 1887) (Urodela: Salamandridae), from Tunceli, Eastern Turkey

Kurtuluş Olgun, Aziz Avcı, Emin Bozkurt, Nazan Üzüm, Hülya Olgun, Çetin Ilgaz

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A new subspecies of the Anatolia Newt, Neurergus strauchii munzurensis n. ssp., is described from eastern Anatolia (Tunceli Province, Turkey). The new taxon differs from other related subspecies by its characteristic color pattern especially the number and diameter of spots on head, dorsum, tail and limbs. Its distribution is limited to the type locality (20 km north of Tunceli Province, Turkey).

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Salamandridae; Neurergus strauchii munzurensis n. ssp.; Urodela; Tunceli; Turkey; new subspecies

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