Tylototriton vietnamensis Böhme, Schöttler, Nguyen, and Köhler, 2005

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Salamandridae > Subfamily: Pleurodelinae > Genus: Tylototriton > Species: Tylototriton vietnamensis

Tylototriton vietnamensis Böhme, Schöttler, Nguyen, and Köhler, 2005, Salamandra, 41: 215. Holotype: ZFMK 80637, by original designation. Type locality: "vicinity of Dong Vanh Village, Luc Son Commune, Luc Nam District, Bac Giang Province, northern Vietnam (21° 12´ N, 106° 40´ E, approximately 250-300 m a.s.l.)".

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

Yaotriton vietnamensis Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 87; by implication. 

English Names

None noted.


Northern and north-central Vietnam in Phu Tho and Quang Ninh provinces.


See comments under Tylototriton and Tylototriton asperrimus. Raffaëlli, 2007, Les Urodèles du Monde: 148-149, provided a brief account, figure, and map. Nguyen, Nguyen, Hồ, Lê, and Nguyen, 2009, Tạp chí Công nghệ Sinh học, 7: 325-333, discussed the species and its distinctiveness from Tylototriton hainanensis. Stuart, Phimmachak, Sivongxay, and Robichaud, 2010, Zootaxa, 2650: 30, suggested that nominal Tylototriton vietnamensis may include more than one species (Tylototriton zieglieri being one of the recent segregates—DRF). Bernardes, Rödder, Nguyen, Cuong, Nguyen, and Ziegler, 2013, J. Nat. Hist., London, 47: 1161–1175, discussed habitat and potential distribution. Bernardes, Cuong, Nguyen, Le, Bonkowski, and Ziegler, 2017, Salamandra, 53: 451–457, reported on morphometrics and ecology of a population in Dong Son–Ky Thuong Nature Reserve, Dong Son Commune, Hoanh Bo District, Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam. 

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