Laotriton laoensis (Stuart and Papenfuss, 2002)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Salamandridae > Subfamily: Pleurodelinae > Genus: Laotriton > Species: Laotriton laoensis

Paramesotriton laoensis Stuart and Papenfuss, 2002, J. Herpetol., 36: 146. Holotype: FMNH 257856, by original designation. Type locality: "Laos (Lao PDR), Saysamboun Special Zone, in pool of Houay Sang Kat Stream (18° 52´ 49 N 103° 06´ 32 E; 1160 m elevation) at base of Phou Sang Kat mountain".

Laotriton laoensisDubois and Raffaëlli, 2009, Alytes, 26: 48.

English Names

Laos Warty Newt (Poyarkov, Nguyen, Popov, Geissler, Pawangkhanant, Neang, Suwannapoom, and Orlov, 2021, Russ. J. Herpetol., 28 (3A): 66). 

Distribution

Xaysamboun District of Vientiane Province, Phoukhout and Pek districts of Xiengkhouang Province, and Phoukhoun District of Louangphabang Province, Laos.

Comment

 Phimmachak, Stuart, and Sivongxay, 2012, J. Herpetol., 46: 120-128, discussed the range, population size, natural history, and conservation status. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 166–167, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. Sparreboom, 2014, Salamanders Old World: 218–220, reviewed the biology, characteristics, distribution, reproduction, and conservation of the species. 

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