Tylototriton kachinorum Zaw, Lay, Pawangkhanant, Gorin, and Poyarkov, 2019

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

Tylototriton kachinorum Zaw, Lay, Pawangkhanant, Gorin, and Poyarkov, 2019, Zool. Res., Kunming, 40: 161. Holotype: ZMMU A5953m by original designation. Type locality: "a swamp in a forest clearing surrounded by montane evergreen tropical forest, Ingyin Taung Mountain, Indawgyi Lake area, Mohnyin Township, Kachin State, Myanmar (approximate coordinates N25.09°, E96.28°; elevation 1 000 m a.s. l.)". urn:lsid:zoobank.org:act:FF992F77-436E-4164-A1C2-3EB8D220648F

English Names

Kachin Crocodile Newt (original publication). 

Distribution

Known only from the vicinity of the type locality (Ingyin Taung Mountain, Kachin State, Myanmar at elevations from 900 to 1050 m). 

Comment

The sister taxon of Tylototriton himalayanus according to the original publication. Zaw, Yin, Chit, and Hmwe, 2020, Univ. Mandalay Res. J., 11: 59–72, characterized the population via morphometrics and molecular markers. In the Tylototriton (Tylototritonverrucosus species group of Poyarkov, Nguyen, and Arkhipov, 2021, Taprobanica, 10: 4–22, who discussed phylogenetics. 

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