Hynobius hidamontanus Matsui, 1987
|Species Description: Matsui, M. 1987. Isozyme variation in salamanders of the nebulosus–lichenatus complex of the genus Hynobius from eastern Honshu, Japan, with a description of a new species. Japanese Journal of Herpetology / Hachū ryōseiruigaku zasshi 12: 50–64.|
Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Japan
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Trends and Threats
Relation to Humans
Possible reasons for amphibian decline
General habitat alteration and loss
Sugawara et al (2021) conducted a phylogenetic analysis of Hynobius utsunomiyaorum and described a new species (H. kunibiki). They also proposed that based on their molecular analysis, H. hidamontanus is a synonym of H. utsunomiyaorum but was not able to conduct a morphological comparison without being able to collect specimens due to its protected status.
Goris, R.C. and Maeda, N. (2004). Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Japan. Krieger Publishing Company, Malabar, Florida.
IUCN, Conservation International, and NatureServe. 2006. Global Amphibian Assessment. < www.globalamphibians.org >. Accessed on 28 November 2006.
Sugawara H, Iwata T, Yamashita H and Nagano M. (2021). "Taxonomic Reassessment of the Izumo Lineage of Hynobius utsunomiyaorum: Description of a New Species from Chugoku, Japan." Animals, 11(8), 2187. [link]
Originally submitted by: Nichole Winters (first posted 2006-12-07)
Edited by: Tate Tunstall, Michelle S. Koo (2022-12-31)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2022 Hynobius hidamontanus: Hakuba Salamander <https://amphibiaweb.org/species/3884> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Mar 24, 2023.
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