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Neurergus

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Kingdom  Animalia
Scientific name  Neurergus
Higher classification  Salamandridae
Order  Salamander
Family  Salamandridae
Phylum  Chordata
Rank  Genus
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Lower classifications  Kaiser's spotted newt, Yellow‑spotted newt, Strauch's spotted newt, Kurdistan spotted newt

Neurergus crocatus


Neurergus is a genus of salamanders, more specifically newts, in the Salamandridae family. They are found in the Middle East (predominately in Turkey and Iran), and are bred in captivity for their bright colors. In nature, they inhabit streams and small rivers, and the surrounding forests or shrublands. All of the Neurergus are considered threatened species, primarily due to destruction of habitat.

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Neurergus crocatus feeding


Morphology

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Generally, Neurergus species are dark-colored (brown to black) above, with a pattern of white to yellow to orange spots and lines. On their ventral sides, the lighter color of their spots becomes a solid color. Like most salamanders, they have five toes on their hind feet.

Species

Studies have demonstrated the genus Neurergus is monophyletic. It contains these species:

Neurergus Caudata Culture Species Entry Neurergus strauchii
  • Yellow-spotted newt, N. crocatus (Cope, 1862)
  • Kaiser's spotted newt, N. kaiseri (Schmidt, 1952)
  • Kurdistan spotted newt, N. microspilotus (Nesterov, 1916)
  • Strauch's spotted newt, N. strauchii (Steindachner, 1887)

  • Neurergus redlistarcorg Neurergus Newts

    References

    Neurergus Wikipedia


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