June 2016

Chioglossa lusitanica, or golden-striped salamander, is an amphibian endemic species to the Iberian Peninsula. It is a species of Salamandridae family listed as 'Vulnerable' (VU) according to IUCN criteria due to its area of occupancy is less than 2000 km2 in the world. The species occurs in mountainous areas with high annual rainfall of Spain and Portugal, in north-western to the Iberian Peninsula. Currently its distribution is severely fragmented due to loss of habitat. Photo taken by David Romero, November 2011. 

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