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The distributions of the six species constituting the smooth newt species complex (Lissotriton vulgaris sensu lato and L. montandoni) – an addition to the New Atlas of Amphibians and Reptiles of Europe
Wielstra, Ben [University of California; University of Sheffield; Naturalis Biodiversity Center > > > >]
Canestreli, Daniele [Tuscia University > > > >]
Cvijanović, Milena [University of Belgrade > > > >]
Denoël, Mathieu mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département de Biologie, Ecologie et Evolution > Biologie du comportement - Ethologie et psychologie animale >]
Fijarczyk, Anna [Jagiellonian University (Krakow) - JU; Université Laval > > > >]
Jablonski, Daniel [Comenius University > > > >]
Liana, Marcin [> > > >]
Naumov, Borislav [Bulgarian Academy of Sciences > > > >]
Olgun, Kurtulus [Adnan Menderes University > > > >]
Pabijan, Maciej [Jagiellonian University (Krakow) - JU > > > >]
Pezzarossa, Alice [Tuscia University > > > >]
Popgeorgiev, Georgi [Bulgarian Academy of Sciences > > > >]
Salvi, Daniele [University of L’Aquila; CIBIO-InBIO > > > >]
Si, Yali [Tsinghua University and University of California > > > >]
Sillero, Neftali [Centro de Investigação em Ciências Geo-Espaciais > > > >]
Sotiropoulos, Konstantinos [University of Ioannina > > > >]
Zieliński, Piotr [Jagiellonian University (Krakow) - JU > > > >]
Babik, Wiesław [Jagiellonian University (Krakow) - JU > Institute of Environmental Sciences > > >]
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[en] Amphibian ; contact zone ; hybridization ; range map ; taxonomy ; UTM grid ; cartography ; distribution ; Lissotriton vulgaris ; Lissotriton graecus ; Lissotriton kosswigi ; Lissotriton lantzi ; Lissotriton schmidtleri ; Lissotriton montandoni ; Lissotriton vulgaris complex ; Atlas ; phylogeography ; Europe ; Montenegro ; Balkans ; Greece ; genetic admixture
[en] The ‘smooth newt’, the taxon traditionally referred to as Lissotriton vulgaris, consists of multiple morphologically distinct taxa. Given the uncertainty concerning the validity and rank of these taxa, L. vulgaris sensu lato has often been treated as a single, polytypic species. A recent study, driven by genetic data, proposed to recognize five species, L. graecus, L. kosswigi, L. lantzi, L. schmidtleri and a more restricted L. vulgaris. The Carpathian newt L. montandoni was confirmed to be a closely related sister species. We propose to refer to this collective of six Lissotriton species as the smooth newt or Lissotriton vulgaris species complex. Guided by comprehensive genomic data from throughout the range of the smooth newt species complex we 1) delineate the distribution ranges, 2) provide a distribution database, and 3) produce distribution maps according to the format of the New Atlas of Amphibians and Reptiles of Europe, for the six constituent species. This allows us to 4) highlight regions where more research is needed to determine the positon of contact zones.
Freshwater and OCeanic science Unit of reSearch - FOCUS
F.R.S.-FNRS - Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique ; University of Liege (Fonds Speciaux pour la Recherche C‐15/63)
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