Hypselotriton glaucus (Yuan, Jiang, Ding, Zhang, and Che, 2013)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Salamandridae > Subfamily: Pleurodelinae > Genus: Hypselotriton > Species: Hypselotriton glaucus

Cynops glaucus Yuan, Jiang, Ding, Zhang, and Che, 2013, Asian Herpetol. Res., Ser. 2, 4: 120. Holotype: KIZ 09791, by original designation. Type locality: "Meiguang Village (23.67° N, 115.80° E; elevation 742 m), in Mt. Lianhua, Wuhua County, Meizhou, Guangdong, China,

Hypselotriton (Cynotriton) glaucus — Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 157. 

English Names

Blue-gray Fire-bellied Newt (Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 403). 

Bluish Grey Fire-bellied Newt (Sparreboom, 2014, Salamanders Old World: 190).


Known only from the vicinity of the type locality (Meiguang on Mount Lianhua, Wuhua County, Meizhou, eastern Guangdong, China, ca. 742 m elevation). 


The sister taxon of a group composed of Cynops cyanurus, Cynops orphicus, Cynops fudingensis, and Cynops orientalis according to the original publication. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 157, provided a brief account, range map, and photograph. Sparreboom, 2014, Salamanders Old World: 190, reviewed the biology, characteristics, distribution, reproduction, and conservation of the species. Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 403–405, provided an account, photograph, and range map and noted that this is a member of the Cynops orientalis group. Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 437–437, provided a brief account and distribution map.  

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