Onychodactylus zhangyapingi Che, Poyarkov, Li, and Yan, 2012

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

Onychodactylus zhangyapingi Che, Poyarkov, Li, and Yan In Poyarkov, Che, Min, Kuro-o, Yan, Li, Iizuka, and Vieites, 2012, Zootaxa, 3465: 82. Holotype: KIZ 06075, by original designation. Type locality: "Heisonggou envrions, Linjiang County, Jilin Province, China; 330 m a. s. l.; geographic coordinates: 41° 28′ N; 126° 35′ E."

Onychodactylus (Onychodactylus) zhangyapiniDubois and Raffaëlli, 2012, Alytes, 28: 77–161.

English Names

Jilin Clawed Salamander (original publication).


Mountainous mixed and evergreen forests of the Changbaishan Mountain, Jilin Province, China; expected to extend into adjacent P.D.R. Korea.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: China, People's Republic of

Likely/Controversially Present: Korea, Republic of (South)

Endemic: China, People's Republic of


In the Onychodactylus koreanus complex, according to the original publication. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 65, provided an account, photographs, and map for China. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 50, provided a brief account, photo, and range map. Sparreboom, 2014, Salamanders Old World: 119–121, reviewed the biology, characteristics, distribution, reproduction, and conservation of the species.  See account, photograph, and map by Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 192–195. Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 38, provided a detailed account, covering systematics, life history, and distribution (including a polygon map). Peng, Li, Cao, Li, Shin, Piao, Perez, Zhu, and Borzée, 2023, Global Ecol. Conserv., 48 (e02694): 1–18, provided ecological niche models/distribution maps as part of the discussion of conservation approaches. Zhou, Li, Zhou, Zhou, Cui, and Zheng, 2024, Ecol. Evol., 14(e11132): 1–9, reported on low mitogenetic variability throughout its range and commented on its conservation. 

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