Hynobius takedai Matsui and Miyazaki, 1984

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

Hynobius takedai Matsui and Miyazaki, 1984, Zool. Sci., Tokyo, 1: 665. Holotype: TZM H-03990, by original designation. Type locality: "in a small pool, Chiji-machi, Hakui-shi, Ishikawa Prefecture", Honshu, Japan.

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

English Names

Honshu Salamander (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 28).

Hokuriku Salamander (Goris and Maeda, 2004, Guide Amph. Rept. Japan: 30).


Known from the Noto Peninsula of Ishikawa Prefecture and adjoining hilly country of Toyama prefecture, west-central Honshu, Japan.


Most closely related to Hynobius lichenatus, according to the original publication. In the Hynobius lichenatus group by implication. See also Nambu, 1986, Bull. Toyama Sci. Mus., 9: 73-85, Thorn and Raffaëlli, 2000, Salamand. Ancien Monde: 43-45, and Raffaëlli, 2007, Les Urodèles du Monde: 50, for brief accounts. Goris and Maeda, 2004, Guide Amph. Rept. Japan: 30-31, provided an account, map, and photograph. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 552. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 69, provided a brief account, photo, and map. Sparreboom, 2014, Salamanders Old World: 97–98, reviewed the biology, characteristics, distribution, reproduction, and conservation of the species. 

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