Hynobius sumidai Sugawara, Naito, Iwata, and Nagano, 2022

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

Hynobius sumidai Sugawara, Naito, Iwata, and Nagano, 2022, Bull. Kanagawa Prefect. Mus. (Nat. Sci.), 51: 42. Holotype: HMNHAM-102, by original designation. Type locality: "from Tamaricho, Takehara-shi, Hiroshima Prefecture, Chugoku, Japan [34° 24′ N, 132° 47′ E; elevation = 340 m above sea level (a.s.l.); in all cases, datum = WGS84". ZooBank LSID: urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:1A57B58F-613F-45E5-8AB8-52D90A1DBB53

English Names

Sumida's Salamander (Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 121).


Endemic to Hiroshima Prefecture in Higashihiroshimashi (former Higashihiroshima-shi and Akitsucho) and Takehara-shi, western Honshu, Japan. 


Formerly confused with Hynobius akiensis according to the original publication, where morphometric and mtDNA markers were detailed. Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 121, provided an account, summarizing systematics, life history, population status, and distribution (including a polygon map). 

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