Article - A new case of facultative paedomorphosis in Smooth Newts, Lissotriton vulgaris (Caudata: Salamandridae), in Turkey

This article was published in June 2016 in the Amphibian & Reptile Conservation journal.

It deals with the discovery in March 2015, near the Gediz Delta (Western Turkey), of a facultative paedomorphic population in Smooth Newts, ie. individuals showing larvae or juvenil physiological characteristics that are supposed to disappear at the adult stage.

You can access it in open access on the publisher's website, as well as its abstract, through the opposite link.

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Full bibliographical reference: 

Kızıl D., İsmail İ., Olivier A., Çiçek K. 2016. A new case of facultative paedomorphosis in Smooth Newts, Lissotriton vulgaris (Caudata: Salamandridae). Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 10:28–33.