Hynobius yiwuensis Cai, 1985

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

Hynobius yiwuensis Cai, 1985, Acta Herpetol. Sinica, Chengdu, N.S.,, 4 (2): 109. Holotype: ZMNH 780049, by original designation. Type locality: "Dachen, Yiwu County, Zhejiang; altitude 140 m.", China.

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

English Names

Yiwu Hynobiid (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 28).

Yiwu Salamander (Sparreboom, 2014, Salamanders Old World: 99).


Montane regions of Zhejiang Province, China, 100-200 m elevation.


See accounts by Ye, Fei, and Hu, 1993, Rare and Economic Amph. China: 34, Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China, and Huang, 1990, Fauna Zhejiang, Amph. Rept.: 14-16. Fu, Hayes, Liu, and Zeng, 2003, Acta Zool. Sinica, 49: 585-591, provided a discussion of molecular evidence for the distinctiveness and range of Hynobius yiwuensis and Hynobius chinensis. In the Hynobius leechii group of Fei and Ye, 2005, in Fei et al. (eds.), Illust. Key Chinese Amph.: 30 (who only noted Chinese species). Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2006, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 1: 166-172, provided an account. See brief account by Raffaëlli, 2007, Les Urodèles du Monde: 44. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 552. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 48, provided a brief account including photographs of specimens and habitat. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 42–43, provided an account, photographs, and map for China. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 62, provided a brief account, photo, and map. Sparreboom, 2014, Salamanders Old World: 99–102, reviewed the biology, characteristics, distribution, reproduction, and conservation of the species.  See account by Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 169–171. 

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