Tylototriton yangi Hou, Zhang, Zhou, Li, and Lu, 2012

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

Tylototriton (Tylototriton) yangi Hou, Zhang, Zhou, Li, and Lu In Hou, Li, and Lü, 2012, J. Huangshan Univ., 14: 64. Holotype: SYNY HM20070801-NT001, by original designation.. Type locality: Gejiu, Yunnan, China.

Tylototriton daweishanensis Zhao, Rao, Liu, Li, and Yuan, 2012, J. W. China Forest. Sci., 41: 88. Holotype: Rao D.-q. collection 000020, by original designation; now in KIZ. Type locality: Mount Dawei, Pingbian County, Yunnan Province [China].  Synonymy by Nishikawa, Rao, Matsui, and Eto, 2015, Curr. Herpetol., Kyoto, 34: 67. 

English Names

Tiannan Crocodile Newt (original publication of Tylototriton yangi).

Tiannan Knobby Newt (Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 281). 

Distribution

Gejiu, Mangzi, Hekou, Pingbian, and Wenshan counties, Yunnan, China, above 1200 m elevation, on ridgelines extending into extreme northern Vietnam so expected there. 

Comment

 Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 184, provided a brief account, photograph, and map. On the basis of morphology and mtDNA Nishikawa, Rao, Matsui, and Eto, 2015, Curr. Herpetol., Kyoto, 34: 67–71, considered Tylototriton daweishanensis and Tylototriton yangi to be conspecific. Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 281–284, provided photographs, an account, and range map. 

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