Pseudohynobius jinfo Wei, Xiong, and Zeng, 2009

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Hynobiidae > Subfamily: Hynobiinae > Genus: Pseudohynobius > Species: Pseudohynobius jinfo

Pseudohynobius jinfo Wei, Xiong, and Zeng, 2009, Zootaxa, 2149: 63. Holotype: CIB 85290, by original designation. Type locality: "a spring pond (28° 50′ N, 107° 20′ E), 2150 m, nearby the Phoenix-Temple in montane region of Mt. Jinfo, Nanchuan County, Chongqing Municipality, Southwestern China".

Pseudohynobius (Pseudohynobius) jinfoDubois and Raffaëlli, 2012, Alytes, 28: 77-161.

English Names

Jinfo Salamander (Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 57). 

Mount Jinfo Salamander (Sparreboom, 2014, Salamanders Old World: 134).


Mount Jinfo and Mount Bama, Chongqing Municipality, Nanchuan County, Chongqing, China, 1500 to 2100 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: China, People's Republic of

Endemic: China, People's Republic of


Regarded as a population of Pseudohynobius flavomaculatus prior to its naming. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 57, provided an account, photographs, and map for China. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 82 , provided a brief account, photo, and map. Sparreboom, 2014, Salamanders Old World: 134, reviewed the biology, characteristics, distribution, reproduction, and conservation of the species. Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 219–217, provided an account, photographs, and range map but did not includ the Mount Bama record in the distribution. Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 64–65, provided an account, covering systematics, life history, and distribution (including a polygon map).   

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