Pachytriton archospotus Shen, Shen, and Mo, 2008

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Salamandridae > Subfamily: Pleurodelinae > Genus: Pachytriton > Species: Pachytriton archospotus

Pachytriton archospotus Shen, Shen, and Mo, 2008, Acta Zool. Sinica, 56: 645-652. Holotype: HNNUL 870526511, by original designation. Type locality: "Qiyunshan 25° 24 N 114° 0´ E Guidong County, Hunan Province. China, at the altitude of 1250 m."

English Names

Guidong Stout Newt (Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 100). 

Guidong Stout Newt (Sparreboom, 2014, Salamanders Old World: 272). 


Yunxiao Mountains in Hunan (Chaling, Guidong, Rucheng, west slope of Luoxiaoshan, Yanling, and Youxian), Jiangxi (Chongyi, Jinggangshan, Longnan, and Shangyou)), and into ajacent northern Guangdong.


Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 91, provided a brief account including photographs. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 100–101, provided an account, photographs, and a map.  Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 171, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 325–327, provided an account, photograph, and range map. Shen, 2014, Fauna Hunan, Amph.: 73–77, provided an account. Sparreboom, 2014, Salamanders Old World: 272–273, reviewed the biology, characteristics, distribution, reproduction, and conservation of the species. 

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