Tylototriton ziegleri Nishikawa, Matsui, and Nguyen, 2013

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

Tylototriton ziegleri Nishikawa, Matsui, and Nguyen, 2013, Curr. Herpetol., Kyoto, 32: 43. Holotype: VNMN 3390, by original designation. Type locality: "Mt. Ta Boc, Ban Thang (Thang Village), Tung Vai Municipality, Quan Ba District, Ha Giang Province, Northern Vietnam, (23° 03′ 25″ N, 104° 50′ 47″ E, 1357 m asl)".

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

Tylototriton (Yaotriton) ziegleri — Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 187.

English Names

None noted.


Ha Giang and Cao Bang provinces of northern Vietnam; likely extending into adjacent Lao Cai Province.


The sister taxon of Tylototriton notialis + Tylototriton asperrimus according to the original publication, in which it was noted that this species had been previously confused with Tylototriton vietnamensis and Tylototriton asperrimus. See comment under Tylototriton regarding taxonomy. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 187 provided a brief account, photograph, and map. 

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