The British Herpetological Society

The Herpetological Journal is the Society's prestigious quarterly scientific journal. Articles are listed in Biological Abstracts, Current Awareness in Biological Sciences,Current Contents, Science Citation Index, and Zoological Record.

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pdf 04. Comparative study of the dorsal pattern in Saamandra saamandra bejarae (Wolterstorff, 1 934) and S s amanzoris (Millier & Hellmich, 1 935)


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Authors: Jaime Bosch And Inmaculada López-bueis

Abstract: The dorsal pattern of six populations of Salamandra salamandra was studied. Several quantitative characters of the dorsal spots (number, area, perimeter, axes length, co-ordinates of the centre of gravity, etc.) were analysed using computer assisted technology. The study of these characters results in unexpected clustering of the populations. The population of Macizo de Pefialara, which is considered within S. s. bejarae seems to be closely related to the S. s. almanzoris populations.

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