Hynobius osumiensis Nishikawa and Matsui, 2014

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

Hynobius osumiensis Nishikawa and Matsui, 2014, Zootaxa, 3852: 215. Holotype: KUHE 24961, by original designation. Type locality: "Kinko-cho, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan (alt. 380 m a.s.l.)". 

English Names

None noted. 


Known only from the Kimotsuki Mountains on the Osumi Peninsula of Kyushu Island, Japan, 380 m to 810 m in elevation.  


According to the original publication, previously confused with Hynobius boulengeri and the sister taxon of a group composed of Hynobius amakusaensis, and Hynobius stejnegeri. Mapped as Hynobius sp. Osumi-Amakusa by Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 73. 

External links:

Please note: these links will take you to external websites not affiliated with the American Museum of Natural History. We are not responsible for their content.