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Salamandra atra (Golden alpine salamander)

Wikipedia Abstract

The alpine salamander (Salamandra atra) is a shiny black salamander found in the central, eastern and Dinaric Alps, at altitudes above 700 m (2,300 ft). The western Alps are inhabited by a similar species, Lanza's alpine salamander (Salamandra lanzai), in only one small area. No differences in length are seen between sexes (9–14 cm (3.5–5.5 in)) and the sex ratio is 1:1. Their life expectancy is at least 10 years.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 24.27
EDGE Score: 3.23


Maximum Longevity [1]  17 years


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Alps conifer and mixed forests Italy, France, Switzerland, Slovenia Palearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Dinaric Mountains mixed forests Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Italy, Slovenia, Yugoslavia Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Adamello Presanella 69894 Italy  
Alpi Carniche 48186 Italy  
Alpi Giulie 44561 Italy  
Berchtesgaden Alps National Park II 51433 Germany
Civetta - Cime di San Sebastiano 16302 Italy  
Disgrazia - Sissone 7438 Italy  
Dolomiti del Cadore e del Comelico 173952 Italy  
Dolomiti Feltrine e Bellunesi 77549 Italy  
Dolomiti Friulane 90787 Italy  
Foresta di Legnoli 820 Italy  
Lacines - Catena del Monteneve nel Parco Naturale Gruppo di Tessa 20003 Italy  
Lagorai 114140 Italy  
Monte di Scerscen - Ghiacciai di Scerscen - Monte Motta 23885 Italy  
Nationalpark Berchtesgaden 52792 Germany  
Parco Naturale Adamello 53676 Italy  
Parco Naturale Dolomiti di Sesto 29386 Italy  
Parco Naturale Fanes - Senes - Braies 62896 Italy  
Parco Naturale Vedrette di Ries - Aurina 77376 Italy  
Parco Regionale Orobie Bergamasche 121015 Italy  
Parco Regionale Orobie Valtellinesi 56377 Italy  
Triglav National Park II   Slovenia
Ultimo - Solda nel Parco Nazionale dello Stelvio 69162 Italy  
Val di Fosse nel Parco Naturale Gruppo di Tessa 24926 Italy  
Val di Togno - Pizzo Scalino 7784 Italy  
Valle di Funes - Sas De Putia - Rasciesa nel Parco Naturale Puez-Odle 12993 Italy  


Parasitized by 
Acanthocephalus falcatus[2]

Range Map



Attributes / relations provided by 1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774 2Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Protected Areas provided by Natura 2000, UK data: © Crown copyright and database right [2010] All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100017955 Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
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