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||The concentration of a high number of Greek and local endemics many of which belong to one of the IUCN RED DATA BOOK categories, in addition to a species belonging to the priority species listed on Annex II of Council Directive 92/43/EEC, contributes to the promotion of the ecological value of this landscape which is also characterized by geomorphological features of special interest and importance. From the Other Important Species of Flora listed in section 3.3, the following taxa are included with motivation D, for the reasons mentioned below. Acantholimon echinus: Interesting distribution pattern since it is disributed as concerns Greece only on limestone. Mountains of continental Greece (Peloponnisos) as well as Samos and Chios (Aegean islands) extending to W Anatolia. Alchemilla aroanica: exclusive endemic occurring in ravines at 1800-2200 m. Aster alpinus: A variable species widespread in mountains of C and S Europe and C, SW Asia, distributed only on Mts Chelmos and Killini in Southern Greece. Euphorbia capitulata: A rare species endemic to the Balkan Peninsula (Former Yugoslavia, Albania, Bulgaria and Greece). Chelmos is the only locality in Southern Greece where this species occurs. Hammatolobium lotoides: It shows a fragmentary distribution area since it occurs on Greek Mts (Chelmos, Taygetos, Menalon, Tragovouni) and S. Turkey. Odontites glutinosa: A species with limited occurrence in Greece (Mts Chelmos and Taygetos. Moreover to the above mentioned taxa incorporated in Motivation D, some comments must be made on the geographical distribution of the rest species which belong to the following categories: a) Balkan endemics: Poa thessala, Lilium chalcedonicum, Minuartia stellata, Acer heldreichi, Dianthus integer subsp. minutiflorus, Achillea holosericea, Arenaria cretica, Astragalus creticus subsp. rumelicus, Campanula spatulata subsp. spatulata,Herniaria parnassica subsp. parnassica,Hieracium cymosum subsp. heldreichianum, Myosotis alpestris subsp. suaveolens, Scrophularia laciniata, Trifolium pignantii, Valantia aprica, Allium phthioticum, Arabis bryoides, Senecio thapsoides, Alchemilla indivisa, Arenaria conferta subsp. conferta, Tulipa orphanidea, Anthemis arvensis subsp. cyllenea, Bromus cappadocicus subsp. lacmonicus, Crocus sieberi subsp. sublimis, Dianthus cruentus, Hieracium naegelianum, Hieracium parnassi, Linum hologynum, Pedicularis graeca, Saxifraga rotundifolia subsp. taygetea, Scabiosa graminifolia subsp. graminifolia, Sesleria tenerrima, Silene caesia, Viola aetolica. b) Species distributed in the Balkan peninsula and Anatolia: Acanthollimon echinus subsp.echinus, Anthemis cretica subsp. cretica, Aethionema saxatile subsp. oreophilum, Carduus tmoleus, Dianthus viscidus, Geranium macrostylum, Saxifraga sempervivum, Scrophularia myriophylla, Thymus longicaulis subsp. chaubardii, Allium frigidum, Pimpinella tragium subsp. polyclada, Arenaria filicaulis subsp. graeca, Saponaria chlorifolia, Achillea fraasii, Galium incanum subsp. incanum, Omphalodes luciliae subsp. scopulorum, Ornithogalum oligophyllum, Rhamnus saxatilis subsp. prunifolius. c) The remaining species present an interesting distribution range. Some of the above mentioned species are incorporated in one of the IUCN Red Data Book categories (WCMC 1993): Allium frigidum (R), Allium phtioticum (R), Scrophularia myriophylla (R), Aquilegia ottonis subsp. ottonis (R), Chamaetolobium lotoides (R), Solenanthus stamineus (nt). A very interesting vertebrate fauna has been recorded in this site. Many vertebrate taxa (other than birds) have been evaluated as the most important for various reasons. Concerning the taxonomic status of Salmo macrostigma (Economidis, pers. comm.) its Greek populations should be classified as Salmo trutta macrostigma. Many taxa (section 3.3) are regarded as "Other Important Species" fulfilling either one or more motivation categories used for taxa evaluation. More precisely two small mammals, Dryomys nitedula wingei and Cricetulus migratorius are threatened animals included in the lists of the Greek Red Data Book as "Rare" and Endangered respectively (motivation A). Some lizard taxa and the fox Vulpes v. hellenica are endemic to Greece indicated by the B motivation. All Other Important taxa, except the hamster Cricetulus migratorius, are protected by the Bern Convention and therefore marked with motivation C. The same motivation is additionally given to the wildcat Felis silvestris since it is also protected by the CITES Convention. Apart from the lizard Ablepharus kitaibelii, the snakes Typhlops vermicularis and Vipera ammodytes, the hare Lepus europaeus and the carnivores Vulpes v. hellenica, Martes foina, M. meles and Felis silvestris, all the remaining taxa of section 3.3 are included in the Greek Presidential Decree 67/1981, thus obtaining motivation D. Concerning the frog Rana dalmatina, the lizards Cyrtodactylus kotschyi and Ablepharus kitaibelii, the snake Coronella austriaca and the wildcat Felis silvestris, the D motivation is additionally given to these taxa since they are included in the handbook of the CORINE-Biotopes Project. Moreover, the same motivation characterizes the lizard Podarcis taurica ionica, the snake Coluber gemonensis and Dryomys nitedula wingei because they are Balkan endemics. Three other species, namely the gecko lizard Cyrtodactylus kotschyi bibroni, the hare Lepus europaeus and the wildcat Felis silvestris are eligible for motivation D since the former has a very broken distribution area in Greece, and the other two are generally very rare in Greece. The invertebrate species listed in section 3.3 with motivation C are protected by the Bern Convention. The invertebrate species listed in section 3.3 with motivation D are protected by the Greek Presidential Decree 67/1981. Anthocharis damone, Heodes alciphron, Thersamonia thetis and Spialia phlomidis are also included in the IUCN Red List. Pieris ergane is also included in the "Listing of biotopes in Europe according to their significance for invertebrates". Saturnia pyri is protected by the IUCN Red List and the European Red List of Globally Threatened Animals and Plants and it is included in the "Listing of biotopes in Europe according to their significance for invertebrates". Thersamonia thersamon, Pieris krueperi and Elphistonia charlonia are included in the list of "Threatened Rhopalocera (butterflies) of Europe.