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Hynobius tosashimizuensis
Tosashimizu-sanshouo
family: Hynobiidae
subfamily: Hynobiinae
Taxonomic Notes: This species, described in 2018, was long included in Hynobius dunni, but new data show it is not even a close relative. It occurs in the extreme SW corner of Shikoku Island, Japan, whereas H. dunni is known only from two isolated areas of eastern Kyushu Island. This species has a minute geographic range, estimated at 0.35 square km, in unprotected but privately held habitat, and must be considered Critically Endangered.
 
Species Description: Sugawara H, Watabe T, Yoshikawa T, Nagano M 2018 Morphological and molecular analyses of Hynobius dunni reveal a new species from Shikoku, Japan. Herpetologica 74: 159-168.
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Critically Endangered (CR) - Provisional
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

 

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