Pachytriton changi Nishikawa, Matsui, and Jiang, 2012

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

Pachytriton changi Nishikawa, Matsui, and Jiang, 2012, Curr. Herpetol., Kyoto, 31: 24. Holotype: KUHE 39832, by original designation. Type locality: "China" (pet trade). 

English Names

Chang's Stout Newt (Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 104).


Known only from the indefinite type locality ("China") and Nankunshan of Longemen, Guangdong, China.  


  Sparreboom, 2014, Salamanders Old World: 275–277, reviewed the biology, characteristics, distribution, reproduction, and conservation of the species, presumably in the sense of including Pachytriton xanthospilos in synonymy. Wu and Murphy, 2015, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 92: 108–117, reported on the phylogenetics and status of the members of the Pachytriton brevipes group, and removed Pachytriton xanthospilos from the synonymy of Pachytriton changi, based on a discussion of the morphometrics and genetic distances involved in the earlier arrangement. Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 330–333, provided an account, photograph, and range map.  

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