Ommatotriton or banded newts is a genus of salamanders in the family Salamandridae.[1][2] The genus occurs in Western Asia and Caucasus. The species in this genus were formerly placed in the genus Triturus.[1]

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Southern banded newt (Ommatotriton vittatus)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Urodela
Family: Salamandridae
Subfamily: Pleurodelinae
Genus: Ommatotriton
Gray, 1850

3 species (see text)


The genus contains three species:[1][2]


  1. ^ a b c Frost, Darrel R. (2018). "Ommatotriton Gray, 1850". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 5 June 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Salamandridae". AmphibiaWeb. University of California, Berkeley. 2018. Retrieved 5 June 2018.

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