Tylototriton liuyangensis Yang, Jiang, Shen, and Fei, 2014

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

Tylototriton liuyangensis Yang, Jiang, Shen, and Fei, 2014, Asian Herpetol. Res., 5: 4. Holotype: HNUL 11053108, by original designation. Type locality: "Chuandiwo (28°25' N, 114°06' E, at an elevation of 1386 m) in Hunan Liuyang Daweishan Provincial Nature Reserve", Hunan, China. 

Yaotriton liuyangensis — Shen, 2014, Fauna Hunan, Amph.: 56.  

English Names

Liuyang Crocodile Newt (Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 296).


Known only from two localities in the Hunan Liuyang Daweishan Provincial Nature Reserve, Hunan, China, ca. 1400 m elevation. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: China, People's Republic of

Endemic: China, People's Republic of


Most closely related to Tylototriton wenxianensis, Tylototriton broadoridgus, and Tylototriton dabienicus according to the original publication. Shen, 2014, Fauna Hunan, Amph.: 56–60, provided an account with illustrations and a map, as Yaotriton liuyangensis, focused on Hunan. 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: 296–297, provided an account, summarizing systematics, life history, population status, and distribution (including a polygon map).  

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