Tylototriton lizhenchangi Hou, Zhang, Jiang, Li and Lu, 2012

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

Tylototriton (Yaotrion) lizhenchangi Hou, Zhang, Jiang, Li and Lu In Hou, Li, and Lü, 2012, J. Huangshan Univ., 14: 62. Holotype: SYNY HM20090501-NT001, by original designation.Type locality: China, Hunan, Mangshan National Nature Reserve.

Yaotriton lizhenchangi  Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 92; Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 408. 

English Names

Mangshan Crocodile Newt (original publication).


Known only from the vicinity of the type locality (Mangshan National Nature Reserve, southern Hunan, China) at 952 to 1200 m elevation; into adjacent Guangdong.


 Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 92–93, provided an account, photographs, and a map. Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 303–305, provided an account (as Yaotriton lizhenchangi), photographs, and range map. Shen, 2014, Fauna Hunan, Amph.: 60–63, provided an account (as Yaotriton lizhenchangi). Sparreboom, 2014, Salamanders Old World: 364–365, reviewed the biology, characteristics, distribution, reproduction, and conservation of the species. Bernardes, Le, Nguyen, Pham, Pham, Nguyen, Rödder, Bonkowski, and Ziegler, 2020, ZooKeys, 935: 121–164, provided a range map, showing an extension into northern Guangdong, China, but not providing the collection localities that support this. 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: 295–296, provided an account, summarizing systematics, life history, population status, and distribution (including a polygon map).

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