Paradactylodon persicus

Subgenus: Paradactylodon
family: Hynobiidae
subfamily: Hynobiinae
Taxonomic Notes: Populations from the far eastern parts of the Elburz Mountains of Iran were long recognized as Paradactylodon gorganensis. Stoeck, Fakharzadeh, Kuhl, Rozenblut-Koscisty, Leinweber, Patel, Ebrahimi, Voitel, Schmidtler, Kami, Ogielska & Foerster (2019) Genes 10, 306; doi:10.3390/genes10040306 consider genetic evidence to be lacking and do not recognize the taxon. Dubois and Raffaelli (2012) Alytes 28: 77-161 consider the creation of the name Paradactylodon to be invalid and offer a substitute name Iranodon. AmphibiaWeb considers Paradactylodon to be a valid name.

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Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Iran, Islamic Republic of

IUCN (Red List) status: Near Threatened (NT).
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