Cynops chenggongensis
Chenggong Fire-bellied Newt
Subgenus: Hypselotriton
family: Salamandridae
subfamily: Pleurodelinae
Taxonomic Notes: Placed in Hypselotriton (Hypselotriton) by Dubois and Raffaelli 2009, 2012 Alytes.

AmphibiaChina 中国两栖类.

Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: China



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from the type locality of Shuitan in Chenggong County, Yunnan Province, China, although the limits of its distribution are not known. It was collected at 1,940m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is found in small ponds or rice fields, and its larvae develop in water.


Its population status is not known.

Population Trend


Major Threats

This species is threatened by the loss of its wetland habitats (presumably by drainage) and water pollution from the use of agrochemicals.

Conservation Actions

It is not present in any protected areas.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Taxonomic Notes

We consider Cynops chenggongensis to be separate from C. cyanurus, following Zhao and Adler (1993) and Fei et al. (1999).


Fei Liang, Xie Feng 2004. Hypselotriton chenggongensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T59439A11941781. .Downloaded on 19 February 2019


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