Pleurodeles poireti

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Pleurodeles poireti
Edough ribbed newt (Pleurodeles poireti).jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Urodela
Family: Salamandridae
Genus: Pleurodeles
P. poireti
Binomial name
Pleurodeles poireti
(Gervais, 1836)

Pleurodeles poireti, the Edough ribbed newt or Poiret's newt, is a species of salamander in the family Salamandridae. It is found only in the Edough Massif, in the north east of Algeria.

The natural habitats are of these newts are rivers, intermittent rivers, swamps, freshwater marshes, intermittent freshwater marshes, cisterns and ponds. They are threatened by habitat loss.[1]

The true P. poireti newts are restricted to the Edough Massif area, in Numidia. Formerly, this species was confused with the Algerian ribbed newt Pleurodeles nebulosus, which has a much wider distribution.[2]


  1. ^ a b Geniez, P. & Mateo, J. (2006). "Pleurodeles poireti". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2006: e.T59462A11925483. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2006.RLTS.T59462A11925483.en. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  2. ^ Carranza, S.; Wade, E. (2004). "Taxonomic revision of Algero-Tunisian Pleurodeles (Caudata: Salamandridae) using molecular and morphological data. Revalidation of the taxon Pleurodeles nebulosus (Guichenot, 1850)" (PDF). Zootaxa. 488: 1–24.

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