Kurdistan spotted newt

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Kurdistan spotted newt
Shows a Kurdistan spotted newt with many bright yellow spots on a pitch black body among sparse vegetation and in crystal clear shallow water at the edge of a stream. The newt appears to have larger orange spots on its front arms.
Neurergus microspilotus in Kavat stream, near Ravansar city, Kermansah province, Iran.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Caudata
Family: Salamandridae
Genus: Neurergus
Species: N. microspilotus
Binomial name
Neurergus microspilotus
Nesterov, 1916
Synonyms

Rhithrotriton derjugini var. microspilotus Nesterov, 1916

The Kurdistan spotted newt (Neurergus microspilotus) is a species of salamander in the Salamandridae family found in areas of Iran, possibly Iraq, and possibly Turkey. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland and rivers.

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