AmphibiaWeb - Andrias sligoi
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Andrias sligoi
family: Cryptobranchidae
Taxonomic Notes: Yan et al. (Current Biology 2018 DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2018.04.004) found that Chinese Giant Salamander populations recognized as Andrias davidianus likely belonged to at least five cryptic species. Turvey, Marr, Barnes, Brace, Tapley, Murphy, Zhao, and Cunningham (Ecology and Evolution 2019 DOI: 10.1002/3ce3.5257) resurrected the name A. sligoi (Boulenger 1924) and applied it to one of these cryptic species. The geographic origin of the holotype of A. sligoi is uncertain, so the exact distribution of the species is unclear.
 
Species Description: Boulenger EG 1924 On a new giant salamander, living in the Society’s Gardens. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1924: 173–174.
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Critically Endangered (CR) - Provisional
CITES Appendix I
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: China

   

 

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