Tylototriton ngarsuensis Grismer, Wood, Quah, Thura, Espinoza, Grismer, Murdoch, and Lin, 2018

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

Tylototriton ngarsuensis Grismer, Wood, Quah, Thura, Espinoza, Grismer, Murdoch, and Lin, 2018, Zootaxa, 4500: 562. Holotype: LSUHC 13762, by original designation. Type locality: "Baw Hto Chang in Ngar Su Village, Ywangan Township, Taunggyi District, Shan State, Myanmar (21.15364° N, 96.43660°E WGS84) at 1212 m in elevation." http://zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:3518D551-CA4B-43A4-B6D3-8A159E2398E1

English Names

Ywangan Crocodile Newt (original publication). 

Ayeyarwady Crocodile Newt (Zug, 2022, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 653: 7) 


Vicinity of the type locality (Baw Hto Chang in Ngar Su Village, Ywnagan Township, Taunggyi District, Shan State, Myanmar, 1212 m elevation). 


The sister taxon of nearby Tylototriton shanorum according to the original publication. See range map in Bernardes, Le, Nguyen, Pham, Pham, Nguyen, Rödder, Bonkowski, and Ziegler, 2020, ZooKeys, 935: 121–164. 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: 7, discussed identification, habitat, and range in Myanmar. Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 318–319, provided an account, summarizing systematics, life history, population status, and distribution (including a polygon map).

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