Hynobius tsuensis Abé, 1922

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

Hynobius tsuensis Abé, 1922, Zool. Mag., Tokyo, 34: 331. Syntypes: Not designated, but including ZIHU 1016a, 2 others not traced. ZIHU 1016a considered "type" by Sato, 1937, Bull. Biogeogr. Soc. Japan, 7: 36, and considered holotype by Brame, 1972, Checklist Living & Fossil Salamand. World (Unpubl. MS): 17. Type locality: Southern Tsushima, Japan; given as "Izuhara, Tsushima", Japan by Sato, 1937, Bull. Biogeogr. Soc. Japan, 7: 36.

Hynobius bicolor Dunn, 1923, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 12: 28. Holotype: CAS 26447, by original designation. Type locality: "Tsushima, South Island, in the Korean straits", Japan. Synonymy by Dunn, 1923, Proc. Am. Acad. Arts Sci., 58: 490; Okada, 1934, Copeia, 1934: 18.

Hynobius tagoi Dunn, 1923, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 12: 29. Holotype: CAS 26563, by original designation. Type locality: "Tsushima, North Island", in Korean straits, Japan. Synonymy by Mori, 1928, Chosen Nat. Hist. Soc. J., 6: 2; Oyama, 1930, Annot. Zool. Japon., 12: 443; Oyama, 1930, Copeia, 1930: 155-156; Tago, 1934, Zool. Mag., Tokyo, 46: 214-224.

Hynobius leechii tagoiMori, 1928, Chosen Nat. Hist. Soc. J., 6: 2.

Hynobius nebulosus tsuensisMori, 1928, Chosen Nat. Hist. Soc. J., 6: 2.

Hynobius tsuensisOyama, 1930, Copeia, 1930: 156.

Hynobius (Hynobius) tsuensisNakamura and Ueno, 1963, Japan. Rept. Amph. Color: 7. Dubois and Raffaëlli, 2012, Alytes, 28: 77-161.

English Names

Tsushima Salamander (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 28; Goris and Maeda, 2004, Guide Amph. Rept. Japan: 34).

Distribution

North and South Is. of Tsushima, Japan.

Comment

In the Hynobius nebulosus group. See comments by Oyama, 1930, Copeia, 1930: 155-156, regarding its taxonomic history. Thorn and Raffaëlli, 2000, Salamand. Ancien Monde: 52-54, and Raffaëlli, 2007, Les Urodèles du Monde: 48, provided brief accounts. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 66–67, provided a brief account, photo, and map.

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