Hynobius bakan Matsui, Okawa, and Nishikawa, 2019

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

Hynobius bakan Matsui, Okawa, and Nishikawa in Matsui, Okawa, Nishikawa, Aoki, Eto, Yoshikawa, Tanabe, Misawa, and Tominaga, 2019, Curr. Herpetol., Kyoto, 38: 60. Holotype: KUHE OU 0391, an adult male from Warisaka, Kurumaji, Ube-shi, Yamaguchi Prefecture (34°50'36"N, 131°18'12"E, alt. 70 m)". 

English Names

Yamaguchi Salamander (original publication). 


Extreme southwestern Honshu, Japan, 15 to 280 m elevation. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Japan

Endemic: Japan


Prior to its naming, confused with Hynobius nebulosus, according to the original publication. Recently partitioned by Sugawara, Tahara, Nakazono, Matsukoji, and Nagano, 2022, Sci. Rep. Yokosuka City Mus., 69: 1–17, who assigned populations from Kyushu and the Yamaguchi Prefecture of Honshu to the new species Hynobius nihoensis and Hynobius nagatoensis.  Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 94, provided an account, summarizing systematics, life history, population status, and distribution (including a polygon map).

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