Hynobius fucus Lai and Lue, 2008

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

Hynobius fuca Lai and Lue, 2008, Herpetologica, 64: 75. Holotype: NTNUB 201742, by original designation. Type locality: "Guanwu . . ., Hsinchu Co., ... 24° 30′ N, 121° 05′ E. Elevation 1522 m.", Taiwan, China.

Hynobius (Poyarius) fucusDubois and Raffaëlli, 2012, Alytes, 28: 77-161. Change in gender

Hynobius (Makihynobius) fuca —  Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 46. 

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

English Names

Taiwan Lesser Salamander (original publication).

Taiwan Lesser Hynobiid (Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 46). 


Central and northern parts of the Syueshan Mountain ranges of northern Taiwan at elevations of 1300–1720 m.


The sister taxon of ((Hynobius sonani + Hynobius arisanensis ) + Hynobius glacialis) + Hynobius formosanus according to the original publication. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 46, provided an account, photographs, and map for China. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 60, provided a brief account, photo, and map. See account, photograph, and map by Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 178–180. Guo, Yang, and Li, 2009, Colored Illust. Amph. Rept. Taiwan: 56–57, provided a brief account, photographs, and map. Sparreboom, 2014, Salamanders Old World: 62–63, reviewed the biology, characteristics, distribution, reproduction, and conservation of the species. 

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