Hynobius arisanensis Maki, 1922

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

Hynobius arisanensis Maki, 1922, Zool. Mag., Tokyo, 34: 637. Syntypes: 2 specimens, deposition not stated but presumably TIU according to Brame, 1972, Checklist Living & Fossil Salamand. World (Unpubl. MS): 6. Type locality: "Arisan, Taichu-shu, altitude about 6,600 feet", Taiwan, China, according to Maki, 1928, Annot. Zool. Japon., 11: 133.

Hynobius (Poyarius) arisanensisDubois and Raffaëlli, 2012, Alytes, 28: 77-161.

Hynobius (Makihynobius) arisanensis —  Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 44. 

Poyarius arisanensis — Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 407. 

English Names

Arisan Hynobiid (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 24).

Alisan's Salamander (Lue, Tu, and Hsiang, 1999, Atlas Taiwan Amph. Rept.: 22).

Arisan Salamander (Guo, Yang, and Li, 2009, Colored Illust. Amph. Rept. Taiwan: 52). 


High elevations of central and southern Taiwan, China, above 1800 m elevation.


Removed from the synonymy of Hynobius formosanus by Ye, Fei, and Hu, 1993, Rare and Economic Amph. China: 21, where it had been placed by Sato, 1943, Monogr. Tailed Batr. Japan: 97. Earlier references likely have confounded these species. Redescribed by Maki, 1928, Annot. Zool. Japon., 11: 132-133. See Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China, for figure, brief account, and distribution map. In the Hynobius sonani group of Fei and Ye, 2005, in Fei et al. (eds.), Illust. Key Chinese Amph.: 30 (who only noted Chinese species). Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2006, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 1: 144-148, and Lue, Tu, and Hsiang, 1999, Atlas Taiwan Amph. Rept.: 22-23, provided accounts. See brief account by Raffaëlli, 2007, Les Urodèles du Monde: 43. See illustration, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 549. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 38-39, provided a brief account and a photograph and illustration of specimens. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 44, provided an account, photographs, and map for China. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 60, provided a brief account, photo, and map. Sparreboom, 2014, Salamanders Old World: 54–55, reviewed the biology, characteristics, distribution, reproduction, and conservation of the species. See account, photograph, and map by Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 173–175. Guo, Yang, and Li, 2009, Colored Illust. Amph. Rept. Taiwan: 52–53, provided a brief account, photograph, and map. 

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