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Another Isolated Relic Population of the Alpine Salamander (Salamandra atra Laurenti, 1768) (Amphibia: Caudata: Salamandridae) in the Balkans

Pavle Cikovac, Katarina Ljubisavljevic

Abstract


We provide information on an isolated locality of Salamandra atra on Mt. Orjen in southern Montenegro that fills in a large gap in the species distribution on the Balkan Peninsula. Eco-geomorphic characteristics of a newly found site of the Alpine Salamander indicate that it is a refugium of glacial relics.

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Salamandra atra; new record; distribution; glacial relics; Mt. Orjen; Montenegro

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.30906/1026-2296-2020-27-2-109-112

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