Echinotriton Nussbaum and Brodie, 1982

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Salamandridae > Subfamily: Pleurodelinae > Genus: Echinotriton
3 species

Echinotriton Nussbaum and Brodie, 1982, Herpetologica, 38: 321. Type species: Tylototriton andersoni Boulenger, 1892, by original designation.

English Names

Mountain Newts (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 35).

Distribution

Eastern China and southern Japan.

Comment

Zhao and Hu, 1984, Stud. Chinese Tailed Amph.: 14-21, discussed phylogeny and considered Echinotriton to be a subgenus of Tylototriton. Subsequently, Zhao, 1990, in Zhao (ed.), From Water onto Land: 217-220, considered Echinotriton to be generically distinct. See comment under Tylototriton asperrimus. Thorn and Raffaëlli, 2000, Salamand. Ancien Monde: 231-239, provided accounts. Raffaëlli, 2007, Les Urodèles du Monde: 127, provided a brief account, figure, and map.  Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 309–316, provideded accounts for the species found in China. 

Contained taxa (3 sp.):

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