Hypselotriton Wolterstorff, 1934

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Salamandridae > Subfamily: Pleurodelinae > Genus: Hypselotriton
10 species

Hypselotriton Wolterstorff, 1934, Zool. Anz., 108: 257. Type species: Molge wolterstorffi Boulenger, 1905, by original designation. 

Cynotriton Dubois and Raffaëlli, 2011, Alytes, 27: 152. Type species: Triton (Cynops) orientalis David, 1875, by original designation. Coined as a subgenus of Hypselotriton

English Names

None noted. 


China (southern Anhui, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Guangxi, southern Hubei, Henan, Hunan, Yunnan, and Guizhou provinces). 


See comment under Cynops for a more detailed summary of the taxonomic peregrinations of this taxon in and out of Cynops. Removed from the synonymy of Cynops by Dubois and Raffaëlli, 2009, Alytes, 26: 31–32, 45 , where it had been placed by Zhao and Hu, 1984, Stud. Chinese Tailed Amph.: 21; Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 391–392. See comment under Cynops, with which this taxon has a literature history deeply entwined.  

Contained taxa (10 sp.):

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