Geographic nestedness of Lyciasalamandra billae (Amphibia: Salamandridae) populations within L. antalyana and description of a new subspecies


ZOOLOGY IN THE MIDDLE EAST, vol.62, no.3, pp.255-260, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 62 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/09397140.2016.1202902
  • Title of Journal : ZOOLOGY IN THE MIDDLE EAST
  • Page Numbers: pp.255-260


A new subspecies of the Bille's Lycian Salamander Lyciasalamandra billae is described from four localities in the vicinity of Geyikbay.r. nearby Antalya, Turkey. It is distinguished from the nominotypical subspecies by colouration and surface pattern. The distribution area of the new subspecies is nested within the range of Lyciasalamandra antalyana, with L. a. gocmeni bordering in the north and the range of L. a. antalyana bordering in the south. New localities of both L. antalyana subspecies are reported.