Tylototriton daloushanensis Zhou, Xiao, and Luo, 2022

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

Tylototriton daloushanensis Zhou, Xiao, and Luo in Luo, Yan, Xiao, Wei, Deng, and Zhou, 2022, Zool. Syst., Beijing, 47: 73. Holotype: GZNU 20180806001, by original designation. Type locality: "Huoqiuba Nature Reserve, Suiyang, Guizhou, China, . . . (28.4805° N, 107.0764° E, elev. 1501 m; . . .)". Zoobank publication registration: D500F784-FB70-41CE-B901-C3141147832D

Tylototriton (Yaotriton) daloushanensis — Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 292.

English Names

Mt. Dalou’s Knobby Newt (original publication). 

Dalou Crocodile Newt (Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 292).


Known from Suiyang County, Guizhou, China, from two localities: (1) Huoqiuba Nature Reserve and (2) Kuankuoshui National Nature Reserve, at elevations of 900–1600 m.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: China, People's Republic of

Endemic: China, People's Republic of


In the subgenus Yaotriton, Tylototriton wenxianensis species group, according to the original publication, where comparative morphology, morphometrics, and molecular markers were detailed. The authors also discussed phylogenetics generally of Tylototriton, agreeing with other authors that the number of named species likely underestimates the true species diversity in China. Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 292, provided an account, summarizing systematics, life history, population status, and distribution (including a polygon map). 

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