Paramesotriton fuzhongensis Wen, 1989

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

Paramesotriton fuzhongensis Wen, 1989, Chinese Herpetol. Res., 2: 15. Holotype: GXMU 81-021, by original designation. Type locality: "Gupo Hill, Wanggao (24°35´N 111°25´E), Zhongshan Xian (county), Guangxi Autonomous Region, China, altitude 400 m".

Paramesotriton (Paramesotriton) fuzhongensisDubois and Raffaëlli, 2009, Alytes, 26: 49, 65.

English Names

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

Fuzhong Warty Newt (Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 110). 


Northeastern Guangxi (Zhongshan, Fuchuan, and Hexian counties) and Hunan (Daoxian and Jiangyong counties), China, 400–500 m elevation.


Similar to Paramesotriton guanxiensis according to the original publication. See accounts by Thorn and Raffaëlli, 2000, Salamand. Ancien Monde: 326-328, and Zhang and Wen, 2000, Amph. Guangxi: 29. Lü, Yuan, Pang, Yang, Yu, McGuire, Xie, and Zhang, 2004, Biochem. Genet., 42: 139-148, provided molecular data in support of the distinctiveness of this species. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 605. Gu, Wang, Chen, Tian, and Li, 2012, Zootaxa, 3150: 59-68, suggested that this species is closely related to Paramesotriton guangxiensisFei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 111, provided an account, photographs, and map. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 160, provided a brief account, range map, and photograph. Sparreboom, 2014, Salamanders Old World: 290–292, reviewed the biology, characteristics, distribution, reproduction, and conservation of the species. Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 375–378, provided an account, photograph, and range map. Shen, 2014, Fauna Hunan, Amph.: 67–72 provided an account. 

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