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

Tylototriton (Tylototriton) kachinorum — Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 319. 

English Names

Kachin Crocodile Newt (original publication). 


Slopes of Ingyn Taung Mountain, Mohnyin Township, in the southern part of the Kachin Hills, northeastern part of Kachin state, northern Myanmar, 900 to 1050 m elevation. 


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. In the Tylototriton verrucosus group of Lyu, Wang, Zeng, Zhou, Qi, Wan, Li, and Wang, 2021, Vert. Zool., Senckenberg, 71: 697–710, who discussed phylogenetics. Zug, 2022, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 653: 6–7, discussed identification, habitat, and range in Myanmar. Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 319, provided an account, summarizing systematics, life history, population status, and distribution (including a polygon map).  

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