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". Zoobank publication registration: FA5BD83C-3202-445E-8F80-F5DE9420594D.

Batrachuperus (Tibetuperus) daochengensis — Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 61.

English Names

Daocheng Salamander (original publication). 


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

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: China, People's Republic of

Endemic: China, People's Republic of


Confused prior to its naming with Batrachuperus pinchonii, but according to molecular analysis most closely related to Batrachuperus yenyuanensis according to the original publication. Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 61–62, provided an account, covering systematics, life history, and distribution (including a polygon map). See accounts (as Batrachuperus pinchonii) by Yang, 1991, Amph. Fauna of Yunnan: 25–27, and Yang, 2008, in Yang and Rao (ed.), Amph. Rept. Yunnan: 15. 

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