Cynops chenggongensis Kou and Xing, 1983

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Salamandridae > Subfamily: Pleurodelinae > Genus: Cynops > Species: Cynops chenggongensis

Cynops chenggongensis Kou and Xing, 1983, Acta Herpetol. Sinica, Chengdu, N.S.,, 2 (4): 51. Holotype: YU A824008, by original designation; given as YU A824037 by Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2006, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 1: 324. Type locality: "Chenggong County, Yunnan Province, alt. 1940 m.", China. Given as "Shuitang", Chenggong County, Yunnan, China, by XXX.

Hypselotriton (Hypselotriton) chenggongensisDubois and Raffaëlli, 2009, Alytes, 26: 45, 65.

English Names

Chenggong Newt (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 35).

Chenggong Fire-bellied Newt (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 52).


Known only from the type locality (Shiutang, Chenggong County, central Yunnan, China, ca. 2000 m elevation).


See accounts by Ye, Fei, and Hu, 1993, Rare and Economic Amph. China 97; Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 52; and Thorn and Raffaëlli, 2000, Salamand. Ancien Monde: 319. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2006, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 1: 324-328, provided an account and range map. Raffaëlli, 2007, Les Urodèles du Monde: 127, provided a brief account, figure, and map. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 95, provided a brief account (as Cynops chenggongensis) including photographs of specimens. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 121, provided an account, photographs, and map. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 155, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 393–xx, provided an account, photograph, an range map and note that this is a member of the Cynops cyanurus group. 

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