Chinese salamander

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Chinese salamander
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H. chinensis
Binomial name
Hynobius chinensis
Günther, 1889

The Chinese salamander (Hynobius chinensis) is a species of salamander in the family Hynobiidae endemic to China. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, rivers, freshwater marshes, freshwater springs, and arable land. It is threatened by habitat loss.

The Chinese salamander is a terrestrial animal and only lives in water during its breeding period.

Sources[edit]

  • Gu, H.; Baorong, G.; Xie, F. (2004). "Hynobius chinensis". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2004: e.T59092A11870172. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T59092A11870172.en. Retrieved 20 December 2017.
  • Xiong, Jianli; Dai, Chongshan; Li, Mengyun; Deng, Wen; Li, Jichang. "Morphological Characteristics of the Dorsal Skin of Two Hynobiids and Their Adaptive Role in Aquatic and Terrestrial Habitats". China Science Jornal. Asian Herpetological Research. Retrieved 9 November 2018.