Hynobius hidamontanus Matsui, 1987

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

Hynobius hidamontanus Matsui, 1987, Japan. J. Herpetol., 12: 57. Holotype: OMNH 9151, by original designation. Type locality: "Ochikura Swamp (137° 52′ E, 36° 44′E, alt. 800 m) on the eastern slope of Mt. Shiro-uma-dake in Hahuba-mura, Minami-Azumi-gun of Nagano Prefecture", Honshu, Japan.

Hynobius tenuis Nambu, 1991, Zool. Sci., Tokyo, 8: 991. Holotype: TOYA Am-385, by original designation. Type locality: "a small stream, Arimine, Oooyama-machi, Toyama Prefecture", Honshu I., Japan. Synonymy by Matsui, Nishikawa, Misawa, Kakegawa, and Sugahara, 2002, Curr. Herpetol., Kyoto, 21: 25–34.

Hynobius (Hynobius) hidamontanusDubois and Raffaëlli, 2012, Alytes, 28: 77–161.

English Names

Ochikura Swamp Salamander (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 28).

Arimine Salamander (Hynobius tenus [no longer recognized]: Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 28).

Hakuba Salamander (Goris and Maeda, 2004, Guide Amph. Rept. Japan: 12).

Distribution

Known only from a restricted area in the mountainous areas along the east slope of Mount Shiro-uma-dake and the western slope of the Hida Mountains, Toyama and Gifu prefectures, Honshu Island, Japan, 900–1530 m elevation.

Comment

See Seto, Matsui, and Kakegawa, 1988, Japan. J. Herpetol., 12: 142–146, for karyotype as well as variation in the Hynobius nebulosusHynobius lichenatus complex. Thorn and Raffaëlli, 2000, Salamand. Ancien Monde: 45–46, provided a brief account and (as Hynobius tenuis) on page 67–69. See also brief account by Raffaëlli, 2007, Les Urodèles du Monde: 49. See Matsui, Nishikawa, Misawa, Kakegawa, and Sugahara, 2002, Curr. Herpetol., Kyoto, 21: 25–34, who made the synonymy of Hynobius tenuis. Goris and Maeda, 2004, Guide Amph. Rept. Japan: 12–14, provided an account, photograph, and map. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 551. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 70–71, provided a brief account, photo, and map.

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