Fire salamander

best-kent salamander species in Europe
Fire salamander
Salamandra salamandra MHNT 1.jpg
Scientific classification
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Amphibia
Order: Caudata
Faimily: Salamandridae
Genus: Salamandra
Species: S. salamandra
Binomial name
Salamandra salamandra
  • Lacerta salamandra Linnaeus, 1758

The fire salamander (Salamandra salamandra) is possibly the best-kent salamander species in Europe. It is black wi yellae spots or stripes tae a varyin degree; some specimens can be nearly completely black while on ithers the yellae is dominant. Shades o reid an orange mey sometimes appear, either replacin or mixin wi the yellae accordin tae subspecies.[2] Fire salamanders can hae a very lang lifespan; ane specimen lived for mair than 50 years in Museum Koenig, a German naitural history museum.


  1. S. Kuzmin, T. Papenfuss, M. Sparreboom, I. H. Ugurtas, S. Anderson, T. Beebee, M. Denoël, F. Andreone, B. Anthony, B. Schmidt, A. Ogrodowczyk, M. Ogielska, J. Bosch, D. Tarkhnishvili, V. Ishchenko (2009). "Salamandra salamandra". IUCN Reid Leet o Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. Internaitional Union for Conservation o Naitur. Retrieved 2013-09-28.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors leet (link) CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  2. Eric T.B. Francis (1934). "The anatomy of the Salamander". Oxford: Clarendon Press. Retrieved January 12, 2013.