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Pachytriton changi
Chang's Stout Newt
family: Salamandridae
subfamily: Pleurodelinae
Taxonomic Notes: This species was described from pet store animals of unknown provenance ("China", based on word-of-mouth. This is unprecedented for amphibian taxonomy in this century. A few days later Pachytriton xanthospilos was described by Wu, Wang and Hanken (Zootaxa 2013 3388: 1-6), with exact locality data from specimens collected by Wu. Nishikawa et al. (2013, Current Herpetology 32: 150-158) argue that P. xanthospilos should be considered a junior synonym of P. changi. However, Wu and Murphy (2015 Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 92: 108-117) recognize P. xanthospilos, arguing that it differs from the generally unknowable P. changi.
 
Species Description: Nishikawa K, Matsui M, Jiang J-P 2012 A new species of Pachytriton from China (Amphibia: Urodela: Salamandridae). Current Herpetology 31:21-27.

© 2012 Kanto Nishikawa (1 of 1)

AmphibiaChina 中国两栖类.

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Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: China

   

 

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