Ommatotriton ophryticus
Northern Banded Newt
family: Salamandridae
subfamily: Pleurodelinae
Species Description: Litvinchuk, S.N., Zuiderwijk, A., Borkin, L.J., Rosanov, J.M. 2005. Taxonomic status of Triturus vittatus (Amphibia: Salamandridae) in western Turkey: trunk vertebrae count, genome size and allozyme data. Amphibia-Reptile 26: 305-323.

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Near Threatened (NT)
Other International Status Bern Convention (Annex 3). Lower Risk (conservation dependent)
National Status Red Data Books of the USSR, Russia and Georgia.
Regional Status Red Data Books of Krasnodar Region and of Karachaevo - Cherkessia (Russia). Although this is a more common species than other syntopic newts in some localities of the Caucasus, it should be considered as generally rare for relevant regions.



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