Tylototriton panwaensis Grismer, Wood, Quah, Thura, Espinoza, and Murdoch, 2019

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

Tylototriton panwaensis Grismer, Wood, Quah, Thura, Espinoza, and Murdoch, 2019, J. Nat. Hist., London, 53: 483. Holotype: CAS 245418, by original designation. Type locality: "vicinity of Panwa Village, Panwa Township, Myitkyina District, Kachin State, Myanmar (25.60425° N, 98.37664°E, WGS84) at 2256 m in elevation". urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:BE851CE6-81BD-488C-A616-39A948A2B9C6

Tylototriton (Tylototriton) panwaensis — Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 316. 

English Names

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


Known  from the vicinity of Panwa Town (Panwa Township) and Sadung (Myitkyina Township), Myitkyina District, Kachin State, Myanmar; a closely related population, possibly a distinct species is known from 304 km to the west at Lahe Township, Khandi District, Sagaing Region, Myanmar. Also reported from Yingjiang and Tenchong, southwestern Yunnan, China. See comment.


 Zaw, Yin, Chit, and Hmwe, 2020, Univ. Mandalay Res. J., 11: 59–72, characterized the population from Sadung, Myitkyina District, Kachin State, Myanmar, via morphometrics and molecular markers. 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. Liu, Hou, and Rao, 2022, Biodiversity Data J., 10 (e82707): 1–14, reported the species from Tenchong, Yunnan, China, and speculated that this species is a synonym of Tylototriton verrucosus, largely due to the latter's imprecise type locality; the authors suggested further work is needed inasmuch as the type locality of this species is very close to that of Tylototriton verrucosus, the type of the genus, and may be conspecific. Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 316, provided an account, summarizing systematics, life history, population status, and distribution (including a polygon map). 

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