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Alpine Newt
Ichthyosaura alpestris
formerly - Mesotriton alpestris
formerly - Triturus alpestris

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
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Order: Caudata
Suborder: Salamandroidea
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Family: Salamandridae
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Genus: Ichthyosaura
Species: I. alpestris
Subspecies: I. a. alpestris Alpine Newt
Subspecies: I. a. apuanus Italian Alpine Newt
Subspecies: I. a. cyreni Spanish Alpine Newt
Subspecies: I. a. inexpectatus Calabrian Alpine Newt
Subspecies: I. a. lacusnigri Yugoslavian Alpine Newt
Subspecies: I. a. montenegrinus Montenegran Alpine Newt
Subspecies: I. a. piperianus
Subspecies: I. a. reiseri Bosnian Alpine Newt
Subspecies: I. a. serdarus
Subspecies: I. a. veluchiensis Greek Alpine Newt

Description: The male will show dark blue coloring on its back, its flanks have white-black-spotted stripes below sky-blue stripes, their bellies are bright orange. The female is mottled brown and has some weak spotting on her back.

Location: Central Europe and Southern Europe, the northern Iberian Peninsula, Italy. It was introduced into the United Kingdom (in the 1930s), Spain (the Sierra de Guadarrama in Madrid Province).

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Breeding: During the mating season early in the year, the males exhibit dark-blue colouring on their backs; their flanks have white-black-spotted stripes below sky-blue stripes, and their bellies are bright orange. The females are mottled brown and have some weak spotting on their backs. After the mating season, they return their original colour of mottled brown.

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Alpine Newt
Ichthyosaura alpestris alpestris

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Italian Alpine Newt
Ichthyosaura alpestris apuanus

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Spanish Alpine Newt
Ichthyosaura alpestris cyreni

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Calabrian Alpine Newt
Ichthyosaura alpestris inexpectatus

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Yugoslavian Alpine Newt
Ichthyosaura alpestris lacusnigri

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Montenegran Alpine Newt
Ichthyosaura alpestris montenegrinus

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Alpine Newt
Ichthyosaura alpestris piperianus

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Bosnian Alpine Newt
Ichthyosaura alpestris reiseri

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Alpine Newt
Ichthyosaura alpestris serdarus

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Greek Alpine Newt
Ichthyosaura alpestris veluchiensis

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