Hynobius hirosei Lantz, 1931

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

Hynobius hirosei Lantz, 1931, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 10, 7: 177. Syntypes: BMNH (2 specimens according to the original publication), including BMNH 1946.9.6.48 according to Brame, 1972, Checklist Living & Fossil Salamand. World (Unpubl. MS): 20. Type locality: "Mt. Ishizuchi, Shikoku, Japan".

Hynobius (Pachypalaminus) hirosei Dubois and Raffaëlli, 2012, Alytes, 28: 77-161.

English Names

Ishizuchi Salamander (Sparreboom, 2014, Salamanders Old World: 68). 


Central mountains of Shikoku I., Japan.


Removed from the synonymy of Hynobius boulengeri by Nishikawa, Matsui, Tanabe, and Sato, 2007, Zool. Sci., Tokyo, 24: 752–766, where it had been placed by Sato, 1934, Zool. Mag., Tokyo, 46: 464–472. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 73–74, provided a brief account, photo, and map. Sparreboom, 2014, Salamanders Old World: 68–69, reviewed the biology, characteristics, distribution, reproduction, and conservation of the species. 

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