Ranodon Kessler, 1866

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Hynobiidae > Subfamily: Hynobiinae > Genus: Ranodon
1 species

Ranodon Kessler, 1866, Bull. Soc. Imp. Nat. Moscou, 39: 130. Type species: Ranodon sibiricus Kessler, 1866, by original designation.

RanodonSauvage, 1877, Bull. Soc. Philomath., Paris, Ser. 7, 1: 3. Treatment as a subgenus of Triton.

Ranidens Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Grad. Batr. Apoda Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 36. Unjustified emendation of Ranodon Kessler, 1866.

English Names

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

Frog-tooth Salamanders (Kuzmin, 1999, Amph. Former Soviet Union: 116).


As for the single species.


Kuzmin and Thiesmeier, 2001, Adv. Amph. Res. Former Soviet Union, 6: 1–184, revised and reviewed the entire genus (including Liua in his sense). Fei, Ye, Huang, Jiang, and Xie, 2005, in Fei et al. (eds.), Illust. Key Chinese Amph.: 32, 35, provided a key to the species of Pseudohynobius and Ranodon. Pyron and Wiens, 2011, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 61: 543–583, suggested a phylogenetic placement of the genus, as did  Chen, Mao, Liang, Kuro-o, Zeng, and Zhang, 2015, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 83: 1–6.

Contained taxa (1 sp.):

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