A New Locality of the Southern Crested Newt, Triturus karelinii (Strauch, 1870) (Urodela: Salamandridae), from Afyon Province in Turkey

Mehmet Öz, Mustafa Yavuz, Mehmet Rızvan Tunç, Ali Erdoğan


In this study, we described 46 specimens of Triturus karelinii which were collected from Büyük Kalecik-District Gölcük Lake in Afyon Province. The specimens and habitat characteristics are described. This is the first record of T. karelinii from Afyon Province and, therefore, the species distributional range is being extend to the west of Central Anatolian in Turkey.


Triturus karelinii; crested newt; distribution; Afyon; Turkey

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.30906/1026-2296-2009-16-2-131-133


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