Tylototriton shanorum Nishikawa, Matsui, and Rao, 2014

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

Tylototriton (Tylototriton) shanorum Nishikawa, Matsui, and Rao, 2014, Nat. Hist. Bull. Siam Soc., 60: 16. Holotype: CAS 230940, by original designation. Type locality: "Taunggyi Township, Shan State, Myanmar (20° 48′ 28.5″ N, 97°02′ 45.1″ E, 1457 m asl)". 

English Names

None noted. 

Distribution

Taunggyi, Kalaw, Pindaya, Nyaungshwe, and Pinlaung townships, Shan state, central Myanmar. 

Comment

Previously confused with Tylototriton verrucosus, but actually distant from that species according to an ML tree of ND2 in the original publication, where an unnamed Nepal population was also discussed. See comment under Tylototriton himalayanus.  Grismer, Wood, Quah, Thura, Espinoza, Grismer, Murdoch, and Lin, 2018, Zootaxa, 4500: 553–573, discussed in detail the morphology and phylogenetic relations of this species. Bernardes, Le, Nguyen, Pham, Pham, Nguyen, Rödder, Bonkowski, and Ziegler, 2020, ZooKeys, 935: 121–164, mapped the species. Onishi, Kyaw, Aung, Myint, Thwe, and Nishikawa, 2020, Nat. Hist. Bull. Siam Soc., 64: 47–50, provided new localities and discussed the range. In the Tylototriton (Tylototritonverrucosus species group of Poyarkov, Nguyen, and Arkhipov, 2021, Taprobanica, 10: 4–22, who discussed phylogenetics. 

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