Hynobius turkestanicus Nikolskii, 1910

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

Hynobius turkestanicus Nikolskii, 1910 "1909", Trav. Soc. Nat. Univ. Imp. Kharkow, 43: 73. Holotype: ZISP 2404 (according to Terentjev, 1938, Copeia, 1938: 17), now lost according to Kuzmin, 1999, Amph. Former Soviet Union: 100-103; larva under ZISP 2404 regarded as lectotype by Andrushko, 1973, in Darevsky (ed.), Problems of Herpetol.: 13-15, although this is a salamandrid and does not represent the taxon originally described according to Kuzmin, 1999, Amph. Former Soviet Union: 100-103. Types considered lost by Dunayev and Orlova, 1994, Russ. J. Herpetol., 1: 65, and Kuzmin, Lebedkina, and Borkin, 1995, Zool. Zh., 74: 105. Type locality: Between Samarkand and Pamirs Massif, southern Central Asia, Turkmenistan; corrected to "in all probability Uzbekistan and Tajikistan" by Kuzmin, 1999, Amph. Former Soviet Union: 100-103. Type locality region and collector's itinerary discussed by Kuzmin and Dunayev, 2000, Adv. Amph. Res. Former Soviet Union, 5: 243-250.

Hynobius turcestanicusTerentjev, 1938, Copeia, 1938: 17. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

Hynobius turkestanicusAndrushko, 1974, Vestn. Leningrad Univ., Biol., 1974: 157. Kuzmin, Lebedkina, and Borkin, 1995, Zool. Zh., 74: 105.

Turanomolge turkestanicusBorkin and Darevsky, 1987, Amf. Rept. Zapovednyckh Territorii: 130. Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 22.

English Names

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

Turkestanian Salamander (Kuzmin, 1999, Amph. Former Soviet Union: 100).

Distribution

Known only from the lost holotype from 'Between Samarkand and Pamirs', likely either in Kyrgyzstan or Tajikistan, but possibly in Uzbekistan.

Comment

Terentjev and Chernov, 1949, Opredelitel' presmykayushchikhsya i zemnovodnykh: 47, and Thorn, 1968, Salamand. Eur. Asie Afr. Nord: 75, considered this a synonym of Hynobius keyserlingii (= Salamandrella keyserlingii of this list). Andrushko, 1974, Vestn. Leningrad Univ., Biol., 1974: 157-160, and Kuzmin, Lebedkina, and Borkin, 1995, Zool. Zh., 74: 105, regarded it as a distinct species. See accounts and discussion by Kuzmin, 1999, Amph. Former Soviet Union: 100-103, Thorn and Raffaëlli, 2000, Salamand. Ancien Monde: 94-95, and Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 75, provided a brief account and map.

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