Liangshantriton taliangensis (Liu, 1950)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Salamandridae > Subfamily: Pleurodelinae > Genus: Liangshantriton > Species: Liangshantriton taliangensis

Tylototriton taliangensis Liu, 1950, Fieldiana, Zool. Mem., 2: 106. Holotype: FMNH 49388, by original designation. Type locality: "Pusakang, Fulinhsien, Sikang [now Sichuan], 8700 feet altitude", China.

Tylototriton (Tylototriton) taliangensisZhao and Hu, 1984, Stud. Chinese Tailed Amph.: 9; Zhao and Yang, 1997, Amph. Rept. Hengduan Mountains Region: 33.

Pleurodeles (Tylototriton) taliangensisRisch, 1985, J. Bengal Nat. Hist. Soc., N.S.,, 4: 141; Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 11.

Tylototriton (Tylototriton) taliangensisDubois and Raffaëlli, 2009, Alytes, 26: 68.

Liangshantriton taliangensis — Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 44.

English Names

Pusakang Crocodile Newt (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 36).

Taliang Knobby Newt (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 42).


Southwestern Sichuan (Ebian, Hanyuan, Mabian, Meigu, Mianning, Shimian, and Zhaojue), China, 1300–3000 m elevation.


See accounts by Ye, Fei, and Hu, 1993, Rare and Economic Amph. China 78; Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 42; and Thorn and Raffaëlli, 2000, Salamand. Ancien Monde: 229-231. Fei and Ye, 2001, Color Handbook Amph. Sichuan: 95, provided a brief account and illustration. See also brief account by Zhao and Yang, 1997, Amph. Rept. Hengduan Mountains Region: 33-34. In the Tylototriton verrucosus group of Fei, Ye, Huang, Jiang, and Xie, 2005, in Fei et al. (eds.), Illust. Key Chinese Amph.: 42 (although they only addressed Chinese species). Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2006, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 1: 277–280, provided an account and range map. Raffaëlli, 2007, Les Urodèles du Monde: 147, provided a brief account (as Tylototriton taliangensis), figure, and map. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status (as Tylototriton taliangensis) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 642. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 80, provided a brief account (as Tylototriton taliangensis) including photographs of specimens and habitat. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 96, provided an account, photographs, and a map. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 185, provided a brief account, photograph, and map. Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 295–318–320, provided an account, photograph, and range map. 

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