Chinese warty newt

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Chinese warty newt
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Caudata
Family: Salamandridae
Genus: Paramesotriton
Species: P. chinensis
Binomial name
Paramesotriton chinensis
Gray, 1859

The Chinese warty newt (Paramesotriton chinensis) is a species of salamander in the family Salamandridae. It is found only in China, with a range extending from Chongqing to Hunan, Anhui, Zhejiang, Fujian, Guangdong, and Guangxi Provinces in Central China.[2] Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, rivers, and freshwater marshes. It is threatened by habitat loss. Female Chinese warty newts reach total length of 151 mm (5.9 in), males are slightly shorter.[3]


  1. ^ Gu Huiqing, Geng Baorong, Yuan Zhigang (2004) Paramesotriton chinensis. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2.
  2. ^ Caudata Culture Species Entry – Paramesotriton chinensis. Retrieved on 2013-01-02.
  3. ^ Fei, L. (1999). Atlas of Amphibians of China (in Chinese). Zhengzhou: Henan Press of Science and Technology. p. 48. ISBN 7-5349-1835-9.