Bosca's newt

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Bosca's Newt
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Caudata
Family: Salamandridae
Genus: Lissotriton
Species: L. boscai
Binomial name
Lissotriton boscai
Lataste, 1879
Lissotriton boscai range Map.png
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Bosca's newt (Lissotriton boscai, formerly Triturus boscai), also known as the Iberian newt, is a species of newt in the Salamandridae family. It is found in Portugal and western Spain.

It is a small species, measuring about 9.9 - 10.8 cm in total length.[1]

Distribution and habitat[edit]

Ventral surface of Lissotriton boscai.

Its natural habitats are temperate forests, Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation, rivers, intermittent rivers, swamps, freshwater lakes, intermittent freshwater lakes, freshwater marshes, intermittent freshwater marshes, sandy shores, arable land, pastureland, rural gardens, water storage areas, ponds, and introduced vegetation. It is threatened by habitat loss.

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