Onychodactylus sillanus Min, Borzée, and Poyarkov, 2022

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Hynobiidae > Subfamily: Onychodactylinae > Genus: Onychodactylus > Species: Onychodactylus sillanus

Onychodactylus sillanus Min, Borzée, and Poyarkov in Borzée, Shin, Poyarkov, Jeon, Baek, Lee, An, Hong, and Min, 2022, Zool. Res., Kunming, 43: 753. Holotype: CGRB15897, by original designation. Type locality: "a montane stream at Sasong-ri, Dong-myeon, Yangsan, Republic of Korea (N35.309659°, E129.067086°; 110 m a.s.l.)". Zoobank publication registration: 66EEAC0C-2421-43B2-84D2-BF11684EFEE5

English Names

Yangsan Clawed Salamander (original publication). 


Montane streams of Gyeongsang Province, Republic of Korea. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Korea, Republic of (South)

Endemic: Korea, Republic of (South)


The sister taxon of Onychodactylus koreanus according to the original publication, where conservation status, comparative morphology, and molecular markers were detailed. Borzée, 2024, Continental NE Asian Amph.: 158–162, provided a detailed account (distribution including a polygon map, habitat, ecology, conservation, photos of larvae and adults, identification tools) for northeastern Asia.

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