Hynobius maoershanensis Zhou, Jiang, and Jiang, 2006

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

Hynobius maoershanensis Zhou, Jiang, and Jiang, 2006, Acta Zootaxon. Sinica, 31: 670, 674. Holotype: GXMES 05111001, by original designation. Type locality: "Xingan County (25° 52′ N, 110° 24′ E; alt. 2015 m), Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region", China.

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

English Names

Maoershan Hynobiid (Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 167). 


Known only from the type locality (Xing'an Country, 2015 m elevation) and a nearby locality in Longsheng County, north-northeastern Guangxi, China, 1980 to 2010 m elevation.


Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 3: 1604-1608, provided an account , figures, and range map. Nishikawa, Jiang, Matsui, Mo, Chen, Kim, Tominaga, and Yoshikawa, 2010, Zootaxa, 2426: 65-67, suggested that this species is the sister taxon of Hynobius chinensis. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 46, provided a brief account including photographs of specimens and habitat. Qing, Wang, Zeng, Chen, and Hou, 2008, Herpetol. J., 18: 129-135, reported on the karyotype. Xiong, Liu, and Zeng, 2011, Asian Herpetol. Res., Ser. 2, 2: 87-90, reported an internasal bone (the putative synapomorphy of Protohynobiinae) in this species. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 40–41, provided an account, photographs, and map for China. Sparreboom, 2014, Salamanders Old World: 76–77, reviewed the biology, characteristics, distribution, reproduction, and conservation of the species.  See account by Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 167–168. 

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