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Eastern crested newt
Eastern crested newt
Triturus karelinii
Triturus karelinii

Accepted name: Triturus karelinii Strauch, 1870
Common name: Eastern Crested Newt
Georgian name: აღმოსავლური სავარცხლიანი ტრიტონი
Synonyms: Triturus cristatus karelinii
Taxonomic rank: Species
Taxonomy according to: www.faunaeur.org
Reference: D. Tarkhnishvili & R. Gokhelashvili, 1999. The Amphibians of the Caucasus. Pensoft, Sofia.

A species or semispecies of a wede-spread western Palaearctic superspecies T. cristatus. According to Zajc & Arntzen (1999) separated from T. vittatus over 10 MYBP. T. karelinii has a eastern Mediterranean distribution and forms contact zones with closely related T. carnifex, and T. dobrogicus in Balkans.

Distribution: Great Caucasus east to the E Azerbaijan, Lesser Caucasus east to Tbilisi, northern Iran, N and W Anatolia, Balkans, Crimea
IUCN Status: LC
National Red list status: NT
Editor/Contact Person: David Tarkhnishvili
Contact address: david_tarkhnishvili@iliauni.edu.ge

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Triturus karelinii is recorded at 6 localities:

Didgori, Akhaldaba, (lat: 41.685437, lon: 44.677501, precision: <100),  Mtskheta-Mtianeti, Georgia, (lat: 41.765929, lon: 44.631524, precision: <100),  Kakheti, Georgia, (lat: 41.91687, lon: 45.368714, precision: <100),  Chachubeti, Shida Kartli, (lat: 41.835713, lon: 44.303493, precision: <100),  Shida Kartli, Georgia, (lat: 41.862815, lon: 44.22914, precision: <100),  Dabadzveli, Samtskhe-Javakheti, (lat: 41.755406, lon: 43.342774, precision: <100),  

Citation: David Tarkhnishvili, 2015-06-08. [http://www.biodiversity-georgia.net/index.php?taxon=Triturus karelinii]. .Triturus karelinii. in: Tarkhnishvili D, Chaladze G (Editors). 2013. Georgian biodiversity database. http://www.biodiversity-georgia.net/. Downloaded on: 2 March 2021