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Alpine Newt
Ichthyosaura alpestris
formerly Triturus alpestris
formerly Mesotriton alpestris

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
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Order: Urodela
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Family: Salamandridae
Subfamily: Pleurodelinae
Genus: Ichthyosaura
Species: I. alpestris
Subspecies: I. a. alpestris
Subspecies: I. a. apuanus
Subspecies: I. a. cyreni
Subspecies: I. a. inexpectatus
Subspecies: I. a. lacusnigri
Subspecies: I. a. montenegrinus
Subspecies: I. a. piperianus
Subspecies: I. a. reiseri
Subspecies: I. a. serdarus
Subspecies: I. a. veluchiensis

Description: It is mottled brown except during the breeding season.

Location: Central Europe and mountainous Southern Europe, the northern Iberian Peninsula.

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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, in water camouflage, are mottled brown and have some weak spotting on their backs. It was introduced to southern England in the 1930s.

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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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- natualywild.com -
September 2017