During a speleological exploration of a cave in Iran, a species of Urodele Hynobiidae was found. This Batrachian is either a new species of the genus Batrachuperus or an adult form of the species Batrachuperus persieus previously only described in its larval and juvenile forms. Certain observable differences suggest that it can be considered a new species. Observations on its feeding habits indicate that the presence of this periodic trogloxene in the cave is not “accidental”, but that it remains there for a long period during its life cycle.
Clergue-Gazeau, M. and J. P. Farcy.
Un Batrachuperus adulte dans une grotte d'Iran Espèce nouvelle?.
International Journal of Speleology,
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