Hynobius nihoensis Sugawara, Nagano, and Nakazono, 2022

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

Hynobius nihoensis Sugawara, Nagano, and Nakazono in Sugawara, Tahara, Nakazono, Matsukoji, and Nagano, 2022, Sci. Rep. Yokosuka City Mus., 69: 12. Holotype:  Type locality: "Yamashita, Usa City, Oita Prefecture, Kyushu, Japan (33°31’ N, 131°18’ E; elevation = 40 m a.s.l.); in all cases, datum = WGS84)". ZooBank publication registration: 2861D048-4805-4B5C-90E0-274A313A16EE

English Names

None noted. 


Bungotakada (only former Bungotakada City) and Usa (only former Usa City) Cities, Oita Prefecture, northeastern Kyushu, Japan.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Japan

Endemic: Japan


Previously confused with Hynobius bakan, from which it differs in morphology and molecular markers, according to the original publication. 

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