Tylototriton ziegleri Nishikawa, Matsui, and Nguyen, 2013

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

Tylototriton ziegleri Nishikawa, Matsui, and Nguyen, 2013, Curr. Herpetol., Kyoto, 32: 43. Holotype: VNMN 3390, by original designation. Type locality: "Mt. Ta Boc, Ban Thang (Thang Village), Tung Vai Municipality, Quan Ba District, Ha Giang Province, Northern Vietnam, (23° 03′ 25″ N, 104° 50′ 47″ E, 1357 m asl)".

Yaotriton ziegleri Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 87,  by implication; Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 408.

Tylototriton (Yaotriton) ziegleri — Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 187.

English Names

Ziegler's Knobby Newt (Sparreboom, 2014, Salamanders Old World: 382). 

Ziegler’s Corcodile [sic] Newt (Poyarkov, Nguyen, Popov, Geissler, Pawangkhanant, Neang, Suwannapoom, and Orlov, 2021, Russ. J. Herpetol., 28 (3A): 68). 

Ha Giang Crocodile Newt (Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 286).


Ha Giang and Cao Bang provinces of northern Vietnam, likely extending into adjacent Lao Cai Province; reported from adjacent Yunnan (Malipo County), China. 


The sister taxon of Tylototriton notialis + Tylototriton asperrimus according to the original publication, in which it was noted that this species had been previously confused with Tylototriton vietnamensis and Tylototriton asperrimus. See comment under Tylototriton regarding taxonomy. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 187 provided a brief account, photograph, and map. Sparreboom, 2014, Salamanders Old World: 382–384, reviewed the biology, characteristics, distribution, reproduction, and conservation of the species. Bernardes, Le, Nguyen, Pham, Pham, Nguyen, Rödder, Bonkowski, and Ziegler, 2020, ZooKeys, 935: 121–164, provided a range map. Ye, Wei, Han, Ni, Yao, Xu, Li, Rao, and Zhang, 2017, Conserv. Genet. Resources, 9: 503–506, reported on the complete mtDNA genome and reported the species for Malipo County, Yunnan, China. In the Tylototriton (Yaotritonasperrimus species group of Poyarkov, Nguyen, and Arkhipov, 2021, Taprobanica, 10: 4–22, who discussed phylogenetics. In the Tylototriton asperrimus group of Lyu, Wang, Zeng, Zhou, Qi, Wan, Li, and Wang, 2021, Vert. Zool., Senckenberg, 71: 697–710, who discussed phylogenetics. Liu, Hou, and Rao, 2022, Biodiversity Data J., 10 (e82707): 1–14, discussed the literature and previous records and provided new records from Malipo county, Wenshan Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China. Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 286–287, provided an account, summarizing systematics, life history, population status, and distribution (including a polygon map). 

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