Tylototriton broadoridgus Shen, Jiang, and Mo, 2012

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Salamandridae > Subfamily: Pleurodelinae > Genus: Tylototriton > Species: Tylototriton broadoridgus

Tylototriton broadoridgus Shen, Jiang, and Mo, 2012, Asian Herpetol. Res., Ser. 2, 3: 26. Holotype: HNUL 840513527, by original designation. Type locality: "Liaoyewan in the Tianping Mountains (29° 49′ N, 110° 9′ E) in Sangzhi County, Hunan", China.

Tylototriton (Yaotriton) broadoridgusHou, Li, and Lü, 2012, J. Huangshan Univ., 14: 62.

Yaotriton broadoridgus — Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 87.

English Names

Sangzhi Knobby Newt (Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 87). 

Sangzhi Crocodile Newt ( Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 294).


Known  from the type locality (Liaoyewan, Tianping Mountains, Sanzhi County, northern Hunan, China), from another locality in eastern Hunan, and from Wufeng, Hubei, China, 1000 to 1600 m elevation. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: China, People's Republic of

Endemic: China, People's Republic of


In the Tylototriton asperrimus group, similar to Tylototriton wenxianensis, according to the original publication (all now Yaotriton). Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 87, provided an account, photographs, and a map (which showed a new locality in eastern Hunan, China). Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 188, provided a brief account, photograph, and map. Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 295–297, provided an account (as Yaotriton broadoridgus), photographs, and range map. Shen, 2014, Fauna Hunan, Amph.: 51–56, provided an account with illustrations and a map, as Yaotriton broadoridgus, focused on Hunan. Sparreboom, 2014, Salamanders Old World: 359–360, reviewed the biology, characteristics, distribution, reproduction, and conservation of the species. Bernardes, Le, Nguyen, Pham, Pham, Nguyen, Rödder, Bonkowski, and Ziegler, 2020, ZooKeys, 935: 121–164, provided a range map. In the Tylototriton (Yaotritonwenxianensis species group of Poyarkov, Nguyen, and Arkhipov, 2021, Taprobanica, 10: 4–22, who discussed phylogenetics. In the Tylototriton asperrimus group of Lyu, Wang, Zeng, Zhou, Qi, Wan, Li, and Wang, 2021, Vert. Zool., Senckenberg, 71: 697–710, who discussed phylogenetics. Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 294, provided an account, summarizing systematics, life history, population status, and distribution (including a polygon map). Wang, Lan, Luo, Gu, Zhou, Zhang, Zhang, and Jiang, 2022, Genes, 13 (1878): 1–13, provided the entire mitogenome and suggested that this species is the sister taxon of Tylototriton gaowangjienensis (nomen nudum). 

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