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.
Distribution and habitat
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.
- Arntzen, J.W., Beja, P., Jehle, R., Bosch, J., Tejedo, M., Lizana, M., Martinez-Solano, I., Salvador, A., Garcia-Paris, M., Recuero Gil, E., Sa-Sousa, P. & Marquez, R. 2006. Triturus boscai. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 9 July 2007.