Laos warty newt

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Laos warty newt
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Caudata
Family: Salamandridae
Genus: Paramesotriton
Species: P. laoensis
Binomial name
Paramesotriton laoensis
Stuart & Papenfuss, 2002 [2]
Synonyms

Laotriton laoensis (Stuart & Papenfuss, 2002)[3]

The Laos warty newt, Paramesotriton laoensis, is a species of salamander in the Salamandridae family. It is found only in the Saysomboun Special Zone and Phoukhout District in Xiangkhouang Province, Laos. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland and rivers.

Sometimes this newt is classified under its own genus as Laotriton laoensis.[3][4]

Since 1999, the population of this newt in the wild has been decimated by wildlife trading networks.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ van Dijk, P.P. & Stuart, B. (2004). "Laotriton laoensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 7 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Stuart, B. L.; Papenfuss, T. J. (2002). "A new salamander of the genus Paramesotriton (Caudata: Salamandridae) from Laos". Journal of Herpetology 36 (2): 145–148. doi:10.1670/0022-1511(2002)036[0145:ANSOTG]2.0.CO;2.  edit
  3. ^ a b Amphibiaweb - Laotriton
  4. ^ Dubois, Alain; Jean Raffaëlli (2009). "A new ergotaxonomy of the family Salamandridae Goldfuss, 1820 (Amphibia, Urodela)". Alytes 26: 1–85. 
  5. ^ "Should the location of newly discovered species be hidden?". BBC. 

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