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Euproctus

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Urodela
Subfamily  Pleurodelinae
Higher classification  Salamandridae
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Salamandridae
Scientific name  Euproctus
Rank  Genus
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Lower classifications  Sardinian brook salamander, Corsican brook salamander

Euproctus, the European mountain salamanders, is a genus of salamanders in the Salamandridae family from Sardinia and Corsica.

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Euproctus platycephalus


Species

There are two species:

  • Euproctus montanus – Corsican Brook Salamander
  • Euproctus platycephalus – Sardinian Brook Salamander
  • Pyrenean Brook Salamander used to be included in this genus as Euproctus asper, but was moved to Calotriton in 2005. Its superficial similarity with Euproctus likely represents convergent evolution: strongly depressed head and body, and reduction or even absence of lungs, are adaptations to fast-running, well-oxygenated mountain streams.

    References

    Euproctus Wikipedia


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