Tylototriton sini Lyu, Wang, Zeng, Zhou, Qi, Wan, and Wang, 2021

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

Tylototriton sini Lyu, Wang, Zeng, Zhou, Qi, Wan, and Wang in Lyu, Wang, Zeng, Zhou, Qi, Wan, Li, and Wang, 2021, Vert. Zool., Senckenberg, 71: 702. Holotype: SYS a008354, by original designation. Type locality: "Mt Yunkai (22°16’32.90”N, 111°11’42.87”E; ca 1500 m a.s.l.), Xinyi, Guangdong, China". http://zoobank.org/36FE6B75-1F35-4E4C-A08C-8DAA077CAEBC 

English Names

Sin’s Knobby Newt (original publication). 

Sin's Crocodile Newt (Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 282).


Currently known only from Mount Yunkai and the neighboring Mount Ehuangzhang, both in the Yunkai Mountains of western Guangdong, China. See comment. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: China, People's Republic of

Endemic: China, People's Republic of


The sister taxon of Tylototriton hainanensis, in the Tylototriton asperrimus group, and previously confused with Tylototriton asperrimus according to the original publication. Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 282–284, provided an account, suggesting that the population of Tylototriton asperrimus in adjacent southeastern Guangxi probably is of this species, summarizing systematics, life history, population status, and distribution (including a polygon map).

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