Hynobius vandenburghi Dunn, 1923

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

Hynobius vandenburghi Dunn, 1923, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 12: 28. Holotype: CAS 26714, by original designation. Type locality: "Nara, Yamoto Province, Hondo [=Honshu Island]", Japan. 

Hynobius nebulosus vandenburghi — Mori, 1928, Chosen Nat. Hist. Soc. J., 6: 2.

Hynobius vandenburghi — Matsui, Okawa, Nishikawa, Aoki, Eto, Yoshikawa, Tanabe, Misawa, and Tominaga, 2019, Curr. Herpetol., Kyoto, 38: 49. 

Hynobius (Hynobius) vandenburghi — Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 98–99, provided an account, summarizing systematics, life history, population status, and distribution (including a polygon map).

English Names

Yamato Salamander (Matsui, Okawa, Nishikawa, Aoki, Eto, Yoshikawa, Tanabe, Misawa, and Tominaga, 2019, Curr. Herpetol., Kyoto, 38: 49). 

Distribution

Tokla and Kinki regions in Prefectures of Mie, Nara, Osaka, Shiga, Gifu, Kyoto, and part (only Atsumi Peninsula) of Aichi in southern Honshu, Japan. 

Comment

Removed from the synonymy of Hynobius nebulosus by Matsui, Okawa, Nishikawa, Aoki, Eto, Yoshikawa, Tanabe, Misawa, and Tominaga, 2019, Curr. Herpetol., Kyoto, 38: 49, where it had been placed by Mori, 1928, Chosen Nat. Hist. Soc. J., 6: 2, and Tago, 1934, Zool. Mag., Tokyo, 46: 214-224. Sakai, Kusakabe, Tsuchida, Tsuzuku, Okada, Kitamura, Tomita, Mukai, Tagami, Takagi, Yaoi, and Minamoto, 2019, Environmental DNA, 1: 281–289, discussed the range and provided a new record at Kaizu, southern Gifu Province, Japan. Sugawara, Fujitani, Seguchi, Sawahata, and Nagano, 2022, Bull. Kanagawa Prefect. Mus. (Nat. Sci.), 51: 47–49, provided an account and partitioned the species into a smaller Hynobius vandenburghi and Hynobius owariensis (Aichi Prefecture, Japan). Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 103–104, provided an account, summarizing systematics, life history, population status, and distribution (including a polygon map). 

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