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Lissotriton boscai
Bosca's newt, Spanischer wassermolch, boscas wassermolch, tritón ibérico, tritón de Boscá, tritão-de-la-ventre-laranja, Boscas vandsalamander, hispaania vesilik, triton de Bosca, tritone di Boscá, spaanse watersalamander, espanjanvesilisko, spansk vattens
Subgenus: Meinus
family: Salamandridae
subfamily: Pleurodelinae
Taxonomic Notes: Populations in SE Portugal are genetically distinct. Raffaelli and Dubois (2009; Alytes) resurrected Lissotriton maltzani for them. Sequeira et al. (2020, J Evo Biol DOI: 10.1111/jeb.13562) studied the hybrid zone between genetic units in detail, concluding that the segment "may well qualify as a full, cryptic species" pending additional morphological and ecological studies and assessment of the strength of reproductive isolation in the hybrid zone.

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
CITES No CITES Listing
Other International Status None
National Status Protected by law in Spain.
Regional Status None

   

 

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