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
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.
Written by Michael Li (mzl AT berkeley.edu), UC Berkeley
First submitted 2008-09-18
Edited by Kellie Whittaker (2008-09-23)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Hynobius glacialis: Nanhu Salamander <http://amphibiaweb.org/species/7105> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Apr 22, 2019.
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