Caucasian salamander

The Caucasian salamander is classified as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.

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The Caucasian salamander (Mertensiella caucasica) is an endemic of the western Lesser Caucasus Mountain Chain. Its range extends through the westernmost part of the Trialeti Mountain Range, Meskheti, and the Giresun Mountains west to Giresun in northeastern Turkey. More

The results revealed that the Caucasian salamander is closely related to Chioglossa, whereas the Lycian species is closer to Salamandra. It also became obvious that both species have different ancestors and do not belong into the same genus, as WOLTERSTORFF had thought. More

Caucasian Salamander (Mertensiella caucasica Waga) in a Local Population. Asiatic Herpetological Research, 1993, 5: 147-165. Abstract More

Out of amphibia there are Caucasian salamander, triton of Asia Minor and Caucasian garden-spider (all included in RBG). Lake frogs and Asia Minor are spread widely, grey and ordinary toads, etc. More

The endemic Caucasian salamander, one of the four vulnerable species of amphibians, is found only in western Georgia and Turkey. Six species of sturgeon and the beluga are endangered by overfishing and habitat degradation in the Black and Caspian seas. More

Order : Caudata
Family : Salamandridae
Genus : Mertensiella
Species : caucasica
Authority : (Waga, 1876)