Tylototriton kweichowensis Fang and Chang, 1932

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

Tylototriton kweichowensis Fang and Chang, 1932, Sinensia, Nanking, 2: 112. Holotype: CIB 4664, by original designation. Type locality: "Kung-chi-shan, Dah-ting-hsien [Dading County,] Western Kweichow [Guizhou, China] . . . ; altitude about 2000 meters".

Tylototriton (Tylototriton) kweichowensisZhao and Hu, 1984, Stud. Chinese Tailed Amph.: 19; Dubois and Raffaëlli, 2009, Alytes, 26: 67.

Pleurodeles (Tylototriton) kweichowensisRisch, 1985, J. Bengal Nat. Hist. Soc., N.S.,, 4: 141; Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 11.

Tylototriton (Qiantriton) kweichowensis —  Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 78. 

Tylototriton (Qianotriton) kweichowensis — Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 286. Incorrect sequent spelling of subgeneric name. 

English Names

Kweichow Crocodile Newt (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 36).

Red-tailed Knobby Newt (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 42).

Guizhou Crocodile Newt (Sparreboom, 2014, Salamanders Old World: 362). 


Western Guizhou (Anlong, Bijie, Dafang, Hezhang, Jinsha, Nayong, Shuicheng, Weining, and Zhijin counties) and northeastern Yunnan (Daguan, Ylilang, and Yongshan counties), China, 1400–2400 m elevation.


See account by Liu, 1950, Fieldiana, Zool. Mem., 2: 102-106; Yang, 1991, Amph. Fauna of Yunnan: 31-33, Ye, Fei, and Hu, 1993, Rare and Economic Amph. China 76; Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 42; and (as Echinotriton asperrimus asperrimus). Thorn and Raffaëlli, 2000, Salamand. Ancien Monde: 238-238. In the Tylototriton verrucosus group of Fei, Ye, Huang, Jiang, and Xie, 2005, in Fei et al. (eds.), Illust. Key Chinese Amph.: 42 (although they only addressed Chinese species). Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2006, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 1: 268-272. Raffaëlli, 2007, Les Urodèles du Monde: 146-147, provided a brief account, figure, and map. Yang, 2008, in Yang and Rao (ed.), Amph. Rept. Yunnan: 17-18, provided a brief account for Yunnan, China. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 607. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 78-79, provided a brief account including photographs of specimens and habitat. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 78–79, provided an account, photographs, and a map. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 183-184, provided a brief account, photograph, and map. Sparreboom, 2014, Salamanders Old World: 362–364, reviewed the biology, characteristics, distribution, reproduction, and conservation of the species. Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 286–288, provided an account, photographs, and range map. Bernardes, Le, Nguyen, Pham, Pham, Nguyen, Rödder, Bonkowski, and Ziegler, 2020, ZooKeys, 935: 121–164, provided a range map. 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. Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 321–322, provided an account, summarizing systematics, life history, population status, and distribution (including a polygon map).   

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