Hynobius katoi Matsui, Kokuryo, Misawa, and Nishikawa, 2004

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

Hynobius katoi Matsui, Kokuryo, Misawa, and Nishikawa, 2004, Zool. Sci., Tokyo, 21: 662. Holotype: KUHE 17946, by original designation. Type locality: "Mt. Takane-San (138° 11′ E, 34° 58′ N, alt. 750 m) in Fujieda-shi, Shizuoka Prefecture", Japan.

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

English Names

Kato's Salamander (Sparreboom, 2014, Salamanders Old World: 69). 


Mountains of Shizuoka and Nagano Prefectures, central Honshu, Japan.


In the Hynobius naevius group according to the original publication. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 72, provided a brief account, photo, and map. Sparreboom, 2014, Salamanders Old World: 69–71, reviewed the biology, characteristics, distribution, reproduction, and conservation of the species. 

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