Hynobius glacialis Lai & Lue, 2008
|Species Description: Lai J-Sm Kye K-Y 2008 Two new Hynobius (Caudata: Hynobiidae) salamanders from Taiwan. Herpetologica 64:63-80.|
Yellowish brown dorsal side is decorated evenly with deep black, irregular, short stripes. Ventral side of the head is gray brown, with numerous pale yellow spots. Trunk and limbs are gray to dark gray ventrally, with pale yellow blotches near flanks. Individuals vary in the number of dorsal black stripes and ventral yellow blotches.
Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Taiwan
The specific name glacialis is Latin for glacial or icy, referring to the glacial relics on Mount Nanhuda.
Lai, J.-S., Kye, K.-Y. (2008). ''Two new Hynobius (Caudata: Hynobiidae) salamanders from Taiwan.'' Herpetologica, 64(1), 63-80.
Originally submitted by: Michael Li (first posted 2008-09-18)
Edited by: Kellie Whittaker (2008-09-23)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Hynobius glacialis: Nanhu Salamander <https://amphibiaweb.org/species/7105> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Mar 30, 2023.
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