Paramesotriton caudopunctatus (Liu and Hu, 1973)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Salamandridae > Subfamily: Pleurodelinae > Genus: Paramesotriton > Species: Paramesotriton caudopunctatus

Trituroides caudopunctatus Liu and Hu in Hu, Zhao, and Liu, 1973, Acta Zool. Sinica, 19: 160. Holotype: CIB 63II0303, by original designation. Type locality: "Fang-xiang, Lei-shan Hsien, Kweichow [= Guizhou], altitude 1158 m", China.

Paramesotriton caudopunctatusBischoff and Böhme, 1980, Salamandra, 16: 139.

Paramesotriton caudomaculatus Seidel, 1981, Aquarium, Minder, 15: 481. Syntypes: ZFMK; ZFMK38536, 38663–64; ZFMK 38536 designated lectotype by Böhme and Bischoff, 1984, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 19: 174. Type locality: Not stated. Synonymy by Böhme and Bischoff, 1984, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 19: 174.

Allomesotriton caudopunctatusFreytag, 1983, Zool. Abh. Staatl. Mus. Tierkd. Dresden, 39: 47.

Paramesotriton (Allomesotriton) caudopunctatusPang, Jiang, and Hu, 1992, in Jiang (ed.), Collect. Pap. Herpetol.: 89; Dubois and Raffaëlli, 2009, Alytes, 26: 49.

English Names

Guizhou Warty Newt (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 35).

Spot-tailed Warty Newt (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 46).


Southwestern Hunan and northeastern Guangxi (Fuchuan), China, 500–1800 m elevation.


Related to Paramesotriton chinensis (as Trituroides chinensis), according to the original publication. See accounts by Ye, Fei, and Hu, 1993, Rare and Economic Amph. China 87; Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 46; and Thorn and Raffaëlli, 2000, Salamand. Ancien Monde: 334-336. Zhang and Wen, 2000, Amph. Guangxi: 26, provided an account for population in Guangxi, China. The sole member of the Paramesotriton caudopunctatus group of Fei, Ye, Huang, Jiang, and Xie, 2005, in Fei et al. (eds.), Illust. Key Chinese Amph.: 44 (although they only addressed Chinese species). Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2006, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 1: 295-301, provided an account for China.See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 642. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 84, provided a brief account including photographs of specimens and habitat. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 109, provided an account, photographs, and map. Specimens from Wuling Mountains, Chonqing, China are now assigned to Paramesotriton wulingensisRaffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 165, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. Sparreboom, 2014, Salamanders Old World: 283–286, reviewed the biology, characteristics, distribution, reproduction, and conservation of the species. Shen, 2014, Fauna Hunan, Amph.: 63–67, provided an account. 

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