Pachytriton granulosus Chang, 1933

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Salamandridae > Subfamily: Pleurodelinae > Genus: Pachytriton > Species: Pachytriton granulosus

Pachytriton granulosus Chang, 1933, Contrib. Biol. Lab. Sci. Soc., China, Zool. Ser., 9: 320. Holotype: Biol. Lab., Sci. Soc. China H124, by original designation; now lost. Hou Mian Personal Collection 08z0002 designated neotype by Hou, Zhou, Li, and Lü, 2009, Sichuan J. Zool., 28: 16. Type locality: "a river in Katoutsin, West to Tientai . . . , near Taichow", Zhejiang Province, China. Neotype from Mount Longwang, Zhejiang Province, China. 

Pingia granulosaChang, 1935, Bull. Soc. Zool. France, 60: 425.

Hypselotriton (Pingia) granulosusDubois and Raffaëlli, 2009, Alytes, 26: 32, 46, 65.

English Names

Pingchi's Newt (Hou, Zhou, Li, and Lü, 2009, Sichuan J. Zool., 28: 16).

Bingzhi's Stout Newt (Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 105). 

Spotless Stout Newt (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 50 [as Pachytriton labiatus]).

Distribution

Montane Zhejiang, China. 

Comment

Nishikawa, Jiang, Matsui, and Mo, 2011, Zool. Sci., Tokyo, 28: 453–461, discovered a confusing situation where most of what had been referred to as the northeastern population of Pachytriton labiatus should have the name Pachytriton granulosus applied; the southwestern population of former Pachytriton labiatus was a distinct species, which they name Pachytriton inexpectatus, and the types of nominal Pachytriton labiatus were conspecific with what had been named Paramesotriton ermizhaoi and not with the populations that had had the name Pachytriton labiatus applied for so long. All literature prior to 2011 should be used with great caution because of this. Pachytriton granulosus was removed from the synonymy of Cynops orientalis or Pachytriton brevipes by Hou, Zhou, Li, and Lü, 2009, Sichuan J. Zool., 28: 15–18, where it had been placed, respectively, by Freytag, 1962, Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin, 38: 455, and Brame, 1968, in SSAR Facsimile Reprint 20: iv. Pingia was removed from the synonymy of Cynops by Hou, Zhou, Li, and Lü, 2009, Sichuan J. Zool., 28: 15-18, or Pachytriton, where it had been placed, respectively, by Freytag, 1962, Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin, 38: 455, and Brame, 1968, in SSAR Facsimile Reprint 20: iv. Nishikawa, Jiang, Matsui, and Chen, 2009, Curr. Herpetol., Kyoto, 28: 49–64, provided extensive discussion of the taxonomic status of Pachytriton granulosus. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 92-93, provided a brief account including photographs of specimens and habitat. Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 51–52. Huang, 1990, Fauna Zhejiang, Amph. Rept.: 25-26, provided an account (as Pachytriton brevipes labiatus) for Zhejiang. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 105, provided an account, photographs, and map. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 170, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. Wu and Murphy, 2015, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 92: 108–117, included this species in their Pachytriton brevipes complex and examined the systematics and potential range. Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 346–349, provided an account, photograph, and range map.  

 

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