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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.

© 2008 Paul Bachhausen (1 of 2)

AmphibiaChina 中国两栖类.

Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Extinct (EX)
National Status Though to be extinct; Red Data Book of China
Regional Status None



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