AmphibiaWeb - Pachytriton xanthospilos
Pachytriton xanthospilos
family: Salamandridae
subfamily: Pleurodelinae
Taxonomic Notes: This species was described a few days after Pachytriton changi, but with exact locality data from specimens collected by Wu. Nishikawa et al. (2013, Current Herpetology 32: 150-158) argue that P. xanthospilos should be considered a junior synonym of P. changi. However, Wu and Murphy (2015 Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 92: 108-117) recognize P. xanthospilos, arguing that it differs from the generally unknowable P. changi.
Species Description: Wu, Y., Wang, Y., Hanken, J., 2012. New species of Pachytriton (Caudata: Salamandridae) from the Nanling mountain range, southeastern China. Zootaxa 3388, 1–16. Revalidated by Wu & Murphy 2015 Mol Phylog Evol 92: 108–117

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AmphibiaChina 中国两栖类.

Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Critically Endangered (CR)
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: China



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