Hynobius amjiensis Gu, 1992

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Hynobiidae > Subfamily: Hynobiinae > Genus: Hynobius > Species: Hynobius amjiensis

Hynobius amjiensis Gu, 1992 "1991", in Qian et al. (eds.), Animal Sci. Res.: 39. Holotype: HTC 90301, by original designation. Type locality: "Mount Longwang natural reserve, Anji County, Zhejiang Province; altitude 1300 m", China.

Hynobius (Hynobius) amjiensisDubois and Raffaëlli, 2012, Alytes, 28: 77-161.

English Names

Amji Hynobiid (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 26).

Anji Hynobiid (Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 158). 

Distribution

Provinces of Anhui (Qingliangfeng of Shexian and Jixi) and Zhejiang (Anji and Chun'an) in marshlands at high elevations (ca. 1300 m). 

Comment

Not assigned to species group by Thorn, 1968, Salamand. Eur. Asie Afr. Nord: 37. See accounts by Ye, Fei, and Hu, 1993, Rare and Economic Amph. China: 29, and Thorn and Raffaëlli, 2000, Salamand. Ancien Monde: 90. See Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China, for figure, brief account, and distribution map. In the Hynobius leechii group of Fei and Ye, 2005, in Fei et al. (eds.), Illust. Key Chinese Amph.: 30 (who only noted Chinese species). Fu, Hayes, Liu, and Zeng, 2003, Acta Zool. Sinica, 49: 585-591, provided a discussion of molecular data in support of the species distinction of this species from Hynobius yiwuensis. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2006, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 1: 154-157, provided an account. See brief account by Raffaëlli, 2007, Les Urodèles du Monde: 44. See illustration, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 549. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 39, provided a brief account, photographs and illustration of specimens as well as a habitat shot. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 32–33, provided an account, photographs, and map for China. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 63, provided a brief account, photo, and map. See account by Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 158–159. 

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