Andrias sligoi (Boulenger, 1924)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Cryptobranchidae > Genus: Andrias > Species: Andrias sligoi

Megalobatrachus sligoi Boulenger, 1924, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1924: 173. Holotype: Deposition not stated; BMNH 1945.11.7.1. (formerly II.1.1.1.a) according to Brame, 1972, Checklist Living & Fossil Salamand. World (Unpubl. MS): 25. Type locality: uncertain; presumed in the original to have come from the Chinese mainland near Hong Kong. 

Andrias sligoiTurvey, Marr, Barnes, Brace, Tapley, Murphy, Zhao, and Cunningham, 2019, Ecol. Evol., 9: 10080. 

English Names

South China Giant Salamander (Turvey, Marr, Barnes, Brace, Tapley, Murphy, Zhao, and Cunningham, 2019, Ecol. Evol., 9: 10070). 

Distribution

Known from the Pearl/Nanling River Basin of eastern Yunnan, Guangxi, and Guangdong, China, although the details of the range are currently poorly understood. 

Comment

 Liang, Chen, Wang, Zhang, Wang, He, Wu, He, Xie, Li, Merilä, and Wei, 2019, Ecol. Evol., 9: 3879–3890, reported on mtDNA phylogeography of Andrias davidianus, finding 7 divergent geographically coherent clades, of which one of these, with the name Andrias sligoi applied, was removed from the synonymy of Andrias davidianus by Turvey, Marr, Barnes, Brace, Tapley, Murphy, Zhao, and Cunningham, 2019, Ecol. Evol., 9: 10070, where it had been placed by Thorn, 1968, Salamand. Eur. Asie Afr. Nord: 110. Li, 2011, Amph. Rept. Guangdong: 15, provided a brief account (as Andrias davidianus) for Guangdong, China, and photograph. See comment under Andrias davidianus for other relevant literature. 

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