IUCN threat status:

Endangered (EN)


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Range Description

The species is found in the South-Eastern Alps through Austria, Italy and Slovenia. It is living in higher altitudes to the summit areas of large mountains. Thus, populations are highly fragmented, and currently, gene flow between these isolated populations is quite unlikely.

The distribution of the subspecies is as follows:
A. c. chamaeleon: Steiner Alps, Karawanken, Julian Alps
A. c. carnica: main chain of the Carnic Alps, Sappada-Group in the Venetian Alps, and Moggio-Group in the Julian Alps
A. c. wiedemayri: localised in the westernmost part of the Carnic main chain
A. c. subglobosa: Gailtaler Alps from Dobratsch to Jauken (type locality), in the north to the Staffberg, in the west passing over the Gailbergsattel to the Lienzer Dolomits
A. c. tullina: only known from the type locality Triglav in the Julian Alps (Slovenia, the indication for Italy in Fauna Europaea is an error)


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