Paramesotriton zhijinensis Li, Tian, and Gu, 2008

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

Paramesotriton zhijinensis Li, Tian, and Gu, 2008, Acta Zootaxon. Sinica, 33: 410. Holotype: LTHC0705123, by original designation. Type locality: "Shuangyantang, Zhijin County, Guizhou Province (26° 39´ N, 105° 45´ E) with an elevation of 1310 m". (April publication data—DRF.)

Paramesotriton zhijinensis Zhao, Che, Zhou, Chen, Zhao, and Zhang, 2008, Zootaxa, 1775: 56. Holotype: BJC 20070129001, by original designation. Type locality: "Shuangyan Pond (26°40´N 105°46´ E), 1310 m, Zhijin County, Guizhou Province, P. R. China". (May publication date—DRF.)

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

Paramesotriton (Allomesotriton) zhijinensisGu, Wang, Chen, Tian, and Li, 2012, Zootaxa, 3150: 59.

Paramesotriton (Karstotriton) zhiinensis — Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 362. 

English Names

Zhijin Warty Newt (Sparreboom, 2014, Salamanders Old World: 302).


Known only from the type locality (Shuangyan Pond, 1310 m elevation, Zhijin County, Guizhou Province, China).


There is ambiguity as to what the publication with priority is. The stated publication data of the Zhao et al paper is May and that of the Li et al. paper is April, but what the actual date of distribution to libraries of record is is unknown (DRF). Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 3: 1616-1620, provided an account , figures, and range map. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 90, provided a brief account including photographs. Gu, Wang, Chen, Tian, and Li, 2012, Zootaxa, 3150: 59-68, transferred this species to Allomesotriton, the former Paramesotriton caudopunctatus group. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 117, provided an account, photographs, and map. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 166, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. Sparreboom, 2014, Salamanders Old World: 302–303, reviewed the biology, characteristics, distribution, reproduction, and conservation of the species. Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 367–369, provided an account, photograph, and range map.  

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