Luschan's salamander

Luschan's salamander

Luschan's salamander, Lycian salamander

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Lyciasalamandra luschani

Luschan's salamander or Lycian salamander (Lyciasalamandra luschani ) is a species of salamander in the family Salamandridae. It is found in the southwestern Anatolia in Turkey and in adjacent Greece (the island of Kastellorizo and its satellites).

Appearance

Luschan's salamander is brown with small yellow dots dorsally, yellow or whitish laterally, and flesh-colored ventrally. The eyes are prominent, as are the narrow paratoid glands. The tail is thin. Males have a protruding "spike" at the base of their tails on the dorsal surface. Adults may grow to 13 cm (5.1 in) in total length.

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Its natural habitats are temperate forests and Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation. It is threatened by habitat loss.

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Mating Habits

Luschan's salamanders are viviparous. Females give birth to two offspring that are produced from each of the female's two oviducts. Gestation time ranges from 5-8 months.

References

1. Luschan's salamander Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luschan's_salamander
2. Luschan's salamander on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/41241/86525768

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