Hynobius quelpaertensis Mori, 1928

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

Hynobius leechii quelpaertensis Mori, 1928, Chosen Nat. Hist. Soc. J., 6: 47, 53. Holotype: Not stated or known to exist. Type locality: "Quelpart Isl[and].", Korea. Distinctiveness questioned by Okada, 1934, Copeia, 1934: 17.

Hynobius quelpaertensisYang, Kim, Min, and Suh, 2001, Monogr. Korean Amph.: 42.

Hynobius quelpartensisRaffaëlli, 2007, Les Urodèles du Monde: 45. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

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

English Names

Cheju Salamander (Yang, Kim, Min, and Suh, 2001, Monogr. Korean Amph.: 42).


Extreme southwestern South Korea and Jeju Island.


Yang, Kim, Min, and Suh, 2001, Monogr. Korean Amph.: 42-43, provided a brief account, map and figure for South Korea and recognized Hynobius quelpaertensis as a distinct species. See brief account by Raffaëlli, 2007, Les Urodèles du Monde: 45-46. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 64, provided a brief account, photo, and map. Sparreboom, 2014, Salamanders Old World: 84–86, reviewed the biology, characteristics, distribution, reproduction, and conservation of the species.  Min, Baek, Song, Chang, and Poyarkov, 2016, Zootaxa, 4169: 475–503, reported on this molecular phylogenetics of this and closely related species. Borzée and Min, 2021, Animals, 11 (187): 1–36, mapped the species and discussed relationships.  

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