Batrachuperus daochengensis Xiong, Luo, and Zeng, 2020

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Hynobiidae > Subfamily: Hynobiinae > Genus: Batrachuperus > Species: Batrachuperus daochengensis

Batrachuperus daochengensis Xiong, Luo, and Zeng, 2020, Zool. Res., Kunming, 41: 592. Holotype: CIB108172, by original designation. Type locality: "from a mountain stream (N29°11.34′, E100°06.61′, 4 000 m a.s.l.), 2 km from Sangdui, Daocheng County, Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China". urn:lsid:zoobank.org:act: AFF5A7DD-6EBC-4358-8D41-4EB4FBC1DC77.

English Names

Daocheng Salamander (original publication). 

Distribution

Known from the central and southern Shaluli Mountains, Daocheng and Xiangcheng counties in Sichuan and the Ninglang Yi Autonomous and Xianggelila counties in Yunnan, China, 4000 to 4100 m elevation. 

Comment

Confused prior to its naming with Batrachuperus pinchonii, but according to molecular analysis most closely related to Batrachuperus yenyuanensis according to the original publication.  

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