Tylototriton pseudoverrucosus Hou, Gu, Zhang, Zeng, and Lu, 2012

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

Tylototriton (Tylototriton) pseudoverrucosus Hou, Gu, Zhang, Zeng, and Lu in Hou, Li, and Lü, 2012, J. Huangshan Univ., 14: 63. Holotype: SYNY HM20110901-NT001, by original designation. Type locality: Ningnan County, Sichuan, China.

English Names

Southern Sichuan Crocodile Newt (original publication).

Chuannan Knobby Newt (Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 269). 

Chuannan Crocodile Newt (Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 269). 

Southern Sichuan Knobby Newt (Sparreboom, 2014, Salamanders Old World: 367).


Da Liang Shan (mountains), 2300–2800 m elevation, Ningnan County, southern Sichuan, China.


Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 80, provided an account, photographs, and a map. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 183, provided a brief account, photograph, and map. Sparreboom, 2014, Salamanders Old World: 367–334, reviewed the biology, characteristics, distribution, reproduction, and conservation of the species. Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 269–271, provided an account, photographs, and range map. Bernardes, Le, Nguyen, Pham, Pham, Nguyen, Rödder, Bonkowski, and Ziegler, 2020, ZooKeys, 935: 121–164, provided a range map and phylogenetic placement. In the Tylototriton (Tylototritontaliangensis species group of Poyarkov, Nguyen, and Arkhipov, 2021, Taprobanica, 10: 4–22, who discussed phylogenetics. In the sTylototriton taliangensis 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: 323–325, provided an account, summarizing systematics, life history, population status, and distribution (including a polygon map).   

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