Hynobius abei Sato, 1934

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Hynobiidae > Subfamily: Hynobiinae > Genus: Hynobius > Species: Hynobius abei

Hynobius abei Sato, 1934, J. Sci. Hiroshima Univ., B—Zool., 3: 15. Holotype: ZIHU 811; lost in World War II according to M. Matsui In Brame, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 563. Type locality: "Nagaoka, Chozen-mura, Naka-gun, Kyoto-fu [Prefecture]", Honshu Island, Japan.

Hynobius (Hynobius) abeiNakamura and Ueno, 1963, Japan. Rept. Amph. Color: 10; Dubois and Raffaëlli, 2012, Alytes, 28: 77-161.


English Names

Sato's Oriental Salamander (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 28).

Abe's Salamander (Goris and Maeda, 2004, Guide Amph. Rept. Japan: 8).


Known only from a restricted area in the northern region of Kyoto and Hyogo Prefectures, southwestern Honshu, Japan.


In the Hynobius nebulosus group according to Thorn, 1968, Salamand. Eur. Asie Afr. Nord: 37. Discussed by Nakamura and Ueno, 1963, Japan. Rept. Amph. Color: 10–11. Thorn and Raffaëlli, 2000, Salamand. Ancien Monde: 54–56, provided a brief account. Goris and Maeda, 2004, Guide Amph. Rept. Japan: 8-10, provided an account, photograph, and map. See brief account by Raffaëlli, 2007, Les Urodèles du Monde: 48. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 549. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 69, provided a brief account, photo, and map. Sparreboom, 2014, Salamanders Old World: 51–52. Sparreboom, 2014, Salamanders Old World: 51–52, reviewed the biology, characteristics, distribution, reproduction, and conservation of the species. 

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