Anomalies of the smooth newt Lissotriton vulgaris (Linnaeus, 1758) in European and the East Uralian parts of its distribution area

Anomalies of the smooth newt Lissotriton vulgaris (Linnaeus, 1758) in European and the East Uralian parts of its distribution area

The article presents data derived from 38 year-long observations of morphological abnormalities in populations of smooth newts living in the Eastern (Asian) slope of the Southern and Middle Urals. The data were compared with literature data on variants and frequencies of morphological anomalies of Lissotriton vulgaris in European populations. The spectrum of anomalies in the European part differs from that in the East Uralian part of the distribution area by 9 unique features while also 9 features were shared.
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