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Hynobius stejnegeri

Subgenus: Hynobius
family: Hynobiidae
subfamily: Hynobiinae
Taxonomic Notes: Redefined by Matsui M., Nishikawa K., and Tominaga A. 2017. Taxonomic relationships of Hynobius stejnegeri and H. yatsui, with description of the amber-colored salamander from Kyushu, Japan (Amphibia: Caudata). Zoological Science 34:538-545.
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
CITES No CITES Listing
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

 

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Description
We have removed the species account for Hynobius stejnegeri because based on new analysis by Matsui et al. (2017), information previously attributed to H. stejnegeri should now be attributed to H. ikioi. Additionally H. yatsui is now demoted and is renamed H. stejnegeri.

Please check back for new accounts on H. stejnegeri and H. ikioi.

Matsui M., Nishikawa K., Tominaga A. (2017) "Taxonomic relationships of Hynobius stejnegeri and H. yatsui, with description of the amber-colored salamander from Kyushu, Japan (Amphibia: Caudata)." Zoological Science 34:538-545.

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Japan

 

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Possible reasons for amphibian decline

General habitat alteration and loss
Habitat modification from deforestation, or logging related activities
Urbanization
Local pesticides, fertilizers, and pollutants
Intentional mortality (over-harvesting, pet trade or collecting)



Written by in progress (in progress), UC Berkeley
First submitted 2006-12-07
Edited by in progress (2017-12-13)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2017 Hynobius stejnegeri <http://amphibiaweb.org/species/3896> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Dec 9, 2018.



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Citation: AmphibiaWeb. 2018. <http://amphibiaweb.org> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed 9 Dec 2018.

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