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

@inproceedings{Wielstra2018TheDO,
  title={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},
  author={B Wielstra and Daniele Canestrelli and Milena Cvijanovi{\'c} and Mathieu Deno{\"e}l and Anna Fijarczyk and Daniel Jablonski and Marcin Liana and Borislav Naumov and Kurtuluş Olgun and Maciej Pabijan and Alice Pezzarossa and Georgi Sashev Popgeorgiev and Daniele Salvi and Yali Si and Neftal{\'i} Sillero and Konstantinos Sotiropoulos and Piotr Zielinski and Wiesław Babik},
  year={2018}
}
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… CONTINUE READING