Cynops wolterstorffi
Kunming Lake Newt, Yunnan Lake Newt
Subgenus: Cynotriton
family: Salamandridae
subfamily: Pleurodelinae
Taxonomic Notes: This extinct species was placed in a monotypic genus Hypselotriton by Wolterstorff 1934, which was soon synonymized with Cynops by Chang, 1936. Dubois & Raffaelli 1009, 2012 Alytes, resurrected Hypselotriton and include all Chinese species of Cynops in it. Sparreboom 2014 uses Cynops for the Chinese species, which on molecular grounds forms a clade with the two Japanese species.

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Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: China

IUCN (Red List) status: Extinct (EX).
For Red List information on this species, see the IUCN species account.


View distribution map using BerkeleyMapper.

Fei, Liang (1999). Atlas of Amphibians of China. Chengdu Institute of Biology.

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