Hynobius owariensis Sugawara, Fujitani, Seguchi, Sawahata, and Nagano, 2022

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

Hynobius owariensis Sugawara, Fujitani, Seguchi, Sawahata, and Nagano, 2022, Bull. Kanagawa Prefect. Mus. (Nat. Sci.), 51: 51. Holotype: TMNHAM-78, by original designation. Type locality: "from Tenpakucho Yagotourayama, Tenpaku-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi Prefecture, Japan (35° 08’ N, 136° 58’ E; elevation = 50 m)". ZooBank publication registration: 2EAF8F62-A4E0-45AE-922D-DA7EC45E28ED

English Names

Owari Salamander (Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 104).


Known only from the Chita Peninsula and surrounding areas of Nagoya-shi in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Japan

Endemic: Japan


Previously confused with Hynobius vandenburghi, with which it forms the sister taxon; morphometrics and molecular markers detailed in the original publication. Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 104–105, provided an account, summarizing systematics, life history, population status, and distribution (including a polygon map). 

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