First Record of Paedomorphosis for the Smooth Newt (Triturus vulgaris) from Ukraine

S. N. Litvinchuk

Abstract


Two paedomorphic males of the smooth newt (Triturus vulgaris) were found in Izmail, a town in Odessa Region (Danube River Valley). This is the first record of paedomorphosis in urodelans from Ukraine.

Keywords


paedomorphosis; Triturus vulgaris; Odessa region; Ukraine

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Fuhn I. E. and Freytag G. E. (1961), «Taxonomische und ökologische Studien über Triturus cristatus in Rumänien», Zool. Anz., 166, 159 – 173.

Litvinchuk S. N., Rudik A. M., and Borkin L. J. (1996), «Observations on paedomorphic newts (Triturus vulgaris) from the former Soviet Union», Russ. J. Herpetol., 3(1), 39 – 48.




DOI: https://doi.org/10.30906/1026-2296-2001-8-1-77-78

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