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Shared by : Bharat Adhikari (Nepal)
Habitat : Greece and Turkey
Status : Vulnerable (VU)
Introduction
Luschan's salamander or the Lycian salamander (Lyciasalamandra luschani) is a species of salamander in the Salamandridae family found in Greece and Turkey. Luschan's salamander is brown with small yellow dots dorsally, yellow or whitish laterally, and flesh-colored ventrally. The eyes are prominent, as are the narrow parotid glands. The tail is thin. Males have a protruding "spike" at the base of their tails on the dorsal surface. Adults may grow to 13 cm (5.1 in) in total length.
Habitat
Temperate forests and Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation.
Threats
Habitat loss.

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