Tylototriton panhai Nishikawa, Khonsue, Pomchote, and Matsui, 2013

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

Tylototriton (Yaotriton) panhai Nishikawa, Khonsue, Pomchote, and Matsui, 2013, Zootaxa, 3737: 275. Holotype: THNHM 2800, by original designation. Type locality: "Phu Ruea, Phu Luang Wildlife Sanctuary, Loei Province, Thailand (17  29’59’’ N, 101  20’30’’ E, 1183 m asl)". 

Yaotriton panhai — Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 408.

English Names

Panha's Knobby Newt (Sparreboom, 2014, Salamanders Old World: 366). 

Distribution

Phitsanulok (Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park), Loei Province (Phu Luang Wildlife Sanctuary and Phu Suan Sai National Par), and Phetchabun (Phy Thap Boek, Lom Kao District) Provinces, Thailand; reported in Borsan Village, Botene District, Xaignabouli Province, Laos, 1596 m elevation. 

Comment

See coments under Tylototriton verrucosus for literature that presumably addresses this species under that name. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 189, provided a brief account, photograph, and map. Sparreboom, 2014, Salamanders Old World: 366–367, reviewed the biology, characteristics, distribution, reproduction, and conservation of the species. See brief account by Phimmachak, Aowphol, and Stuart, 2015, Zootaxa, 4006: 299–300, who provided the Laos localities. Hernandez, Escoriza, Pomchote, and Hou, 2019, Herpetol. Bull., London, 147: 15–18, provided a record for Phetchabun Province, north-central Thailand, and discussed the range and habitat. Bernardes, Le, Nguyen, Pham, Pham, Nguyen, Rödder, Bonkowski, and Ziegler, 2020, ZooKeys, 935: 121–164, provided a range map. In the Tylototriton (Yaotritonvietnamensis species group of Poyarkov, Nguyen, and Arkhipov, 2021, Taprobanica, 10: 4–22, who discussed phylogenetics. 

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