Rediscovery of Neurergus derjugini derjugini Nesterov 1916 (Amphibia: Caudata: Salamandridae) in Western Iran

Farnaz Bozorgi, Bahram H. Kiabi, Haji Gholi Kami, Faraham Ahmadzadeh, Reza Mohammadi, Kianoush Alizadeh


In June 2013, we rediscovered Neurergus derjugini derjugini in Kurdistan province in west of Iran in elevation of 1682 m above sea level — during biodiversity survey after its first description report by Nesterov in 1916. Some specimens, both adult and larvae were found and some characteristic including some of the salamander morphological characteristics and environmental factors like description of current situation at mentioned locality and surrounding areas were reported. The comparison of morphological characteristics of new specimens with the first description of this species revealed no obvious differences. This is the first study that informs the exact locality and population of N. d. derjugini in Iran.


Neurergus derjugini derjugini; rediscovery; Saqez; Iran

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