Fire salamander

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Fire salamander
Salamandra salamandra MHNT 1.jpg
Conservation status
Scienteefic clessification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Caudata
Family: Salamandridae
Genus: Salamandra
Species: S. salamandra
Binomial name
Salamandra salamandra
(Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Lacerta salamandra Linnaeus, 1758

The fire salamander (Salamandra salamandra) is possibly the best-kent salamander species in Europe. It is black wi yellae spots or stripes tae a varyin degree; some specimens can be nearly completely black while on ithers the yellae is dominant. Shades o reid an orange mey sometimes appear, either replacin or mixin wi the yellae accordin tae subspecies.[2] Fire salamanders can hae a very lang lifespan; ane specimen lived for mair than 50 years in Museum Koenig, a German naitural history museum.

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  1. S. Kuzmin, T. Papenfuss, M. Sparreboom, I. H. Ugurtas, S. Anderson, T. Beebee, M. Denoël, F. Andreone, B. Anthony, B. Schmidt, A. Ogrodowczyk, M. Ogielska, J. Bosch, D. Tarkhnishvili, V. Ishchenko (2009). "Salamandra salamandra". IUCN Red Leet o Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. Internaitional Union for Conservation o Naiture. Retrieved 2013-09-28. 
  2. Eric T.B. Francis (1934). "The anatomy of the Salamander". Oxford: Clarendon Press. Retrieved January 12, 2013.