Hynobius yatsui Oyama, 1947

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

Hynobius naevius yatsui Oyama, 1947, Zool. Mag., Tokyo, 57: 106. Syntype(s): Not designated, although Tominaga and Matsui, 2008, Zool. Sci., Tokyo, 25: 111, discussed the syntypes and designated KUM Hy61A as lectotype. Type locality: Aso [region], Kumamoto Prefecture, central Kyushu, Japan.

Hynobius naevius yatsuiTominaga and Matsui, 2008, Zool. Sci., Tokyo, 25: 107.

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

English Names

None noted.

Distribution

Shikoku, Kyushu, and Honshu I., Japan.

Comment

See comment under Hynobius naevius, with which this species was long confused. Tominaga and Matsui, 2007, Zool. Sci., Tokyo, 24: 940–944, noted that this name may apply to a cryptic species but this remains unevaluated (see comment). Tominaga and Matsui, 2008, Zool. Sci., Tokyo, 25: 107–114, provided an extended discussion of this taxon, its type locality, and redescribed the lectotype. Sakamoto, Tominaga, Matsui, Sakata, and Uchino, 2009, Zool. Sci., Tokyo, 26: 35–47, reported on molecular phylogeography on Kyushu. Zheng, Peng, Murphy, Kuro-o, Hu, Hu, and Zeng, 2012, Asian Herpetol. Res., Ser. 2, 3: 288–302, reported on mtDNA evidence for cryptic species diversity. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 72, provided a brief account, photo, and map.

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