Paramesotriton guangxiensis (Huang, Tang, and Tang, 1983)

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

Trituroides guangxiensis Huang, Tang, and Tang, 1983, Acta Herpetol. Sinica, Chengdu, N.S.,, 2 (2): 37. Holotype: FU 81501, by original designation. Type locality: "Paiyang shan, Mingjiang People's Commune, Ningming County, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, altitude 478 m", China.

Trituroides guanxiensis Huang, Tang, and Tang, 1983, Acta Herpetol. Sinica, Chengdu, N.S.,, 2 (2): 37. Incorrect original spelling in English abstract. 

Paramesotriton guangxiensisZhao and Hu, 1984, Stud. Chinese Tailed Amph.: 10.

Paramesotriton guangxiensisZhang and Wen, 2000, Amph. Guangxi: 28. 

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

English Names

Guangxi Warty Newt (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 35; Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 50).

Guangxi Salamander (Nguyen, Ho, and Nguyen, 2005, Checklist Amph. Rept. Vietnam: 9).


Fuchuan and Fangchen counties, southern Guangxi, China, 470 to 500 m elevation; northeastern part of Cao Bang Province, Vietnam.


Related to Paramesotriton chinesis (as Trituroides chinensis) according to the original publication. See comment under Paramesotriton fuzhonensis. See accounts by Ye, Fei, and Hu, 1993, Rare and Economic Amph. China 91, Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 50; and Thorn and Raffaëlli, 2000, Salamand. Ancien Monde: 328-329. Zhang and Wen, 2000, Amph. Guangxi: 28, provided an account (as Paramesotriton guangxiensis). Orlov, Murphy, Ananjeva, Ryabov, and Ho, 2002, Russ. J. Herpetol., 9: 101, provided the Vietnam component of the range statement but did not cite voucher specimens. Nguyen, Ho, and Nguyen, 2005, Checklist Amph. Rept. Vietnam: 9, noted the Vietnamese locality as Nguyen Binh, Cao Bang. In the Paramesotriton chinensis group of Fei, Ye, Huang, Jiang, and Xie, 2005, in Fei et al. (eds.), Illust. Key Chinese Amph.: 45 (although they only addressed Chinese species). Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2006, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 1: 310-313, provided an account and range map. 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. Nguyen, Nguyen, Hồ, Le, and Nguyen, 2009, Tạp chí Công nghệ Sinh học, 7: 325-333, discussed the species in Vietnam. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 88, provided a brief account including photographs. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 110, provided an account, photographs, and map for China. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 161, provided a brief account, range map, and photograph. Sparreboom, 2014, Salamanders Old World: 292–293, reviewed the biology, characteristics, distribution, reproduction, and conservation of the species. Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 378–380, provided an account, photograph, and range map.   

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