Hynobius dunni Tago, 1931

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

Hynobius dunnus Tago, 1929, Zool. Mag., Tokyo, 41: 431. Nomen nudum.

Hynobius dunni Tago, 1931, Imori to Sanshio-uo: 130. Holotype: TIU 703, lost by implication of statements by Maeda and Matsui, 1990, Frogs Toads Japan, Ed. 2, that collection destroyed in WWII. Type locality: Shiroyama, Sayeki Cho, [Saegimachi,] Oita Prefecture, Island of Kyushu, Japan.

Hynobius (Hynobius) dunniNakamura and Ueno, 1963, Japan. Rept. Amph. Color: 8. Dubois and Raffaëlli, 2012, Alytes, 28: 77-161.

English Names

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

Oita Salamander (Sparreboom, 2014, Salamanders Old World: 59).


Southwestern part of Shikoku Island (vicinity of Kochi), and two populations in northeastern part of Kyushu Island (vicinity Oita Prefecture extending in adjacent northeastern Kumamoto and extreme northern Miyazaki prefectures) and in the vicinities of Fuujo and Tano, in south-central Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan.


In the Hynobius nebulosus group of Thorn, 1968, Salamand. Eur. Asie Afr. Nord: 37. Thorn and Raffaëlli, 2000, Salamand. Ancien Monde: 65-69, and Raffaëlli, 2007, Les Urodèles du Monde: 48-49, provided brief accounts. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 550. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 67, provided a brief account, photo, and map. Sparreboom, 2014, Salamanders Old World: 59–60, reviewed the biology, characteristics, distribution, reproduction, and conservation of the species. Sugawara, Nagano, Sueyoshi, and Hayashi, 2015, Curr. Herpetol., Kyoto, 34: 1–11, discussed low genetic differentiation within the isolated populations on Kyushu, Japan. Igawa, Okamiya, Ogino, and Nagano, 2020, MtDNA, Part B, 5: 2241–2242, reported on the complete mitochondrial genome and the phylogenetic position of the species. 

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