Imperial cave salamander

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Imperial cave salamander
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Caudata
Family: Plethodontidae
Genus: Speleomantes
Species: S. imperialis
Binomial name
Speleomantes imperialis
(Stefani, 1969)
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Dark green: areas of habitation

Hydromantes imperialis Stefani, 1969

The Imperial cave salamander or scented cave salamander (Speleomantes imperialis) is a species of salamander in the Plethodontidae family, endemic to Sardinia. Its natural habitats are temperate forests, rocky areas, caves, and subterranean habitats (other than caves). It is threatened by habitat loss.


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