Guizhou salamander

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Guizhou salamander
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Caudata
Family: Hynobiidae
Genus: Pseudohynobius
Species: P. guizhouensis
Binomial name
Pseudohynobius guizhouensis
Li, Tian & Gu, 2010[1]

The Guizhou salamander (Pseudohynobius guizhouensis) is a species of salamander in the Hynobiidae family. This recently described species is so far known only from its type locality, Yanxia Village (altitude 1,650 m) in Guiding County in Guizhou; it is endemic to China. Adult salamanders measure 157–203 mm (6.2–8.0 in) in total length.[1]

The original species description relied on morphological characteristics only.[1] Genetic methods, however, have confirmed the Guizhou salamander is a valid species. According to the original description, it is most similar to the Kuankuoshui salamander and the yellow-spotted salamander (P. kuankuoshuiensis and P. flavomaculatus, respectively); genetic data suggest the Jinfo Mountain salamander (P. jinfo) to be its close relative too.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Li, Song; Ying-Zhou Tian; Xiao-Ming Gu (2010). "A new species of the genus Pseudohynobius (Caudata, Hynobiidae) from Guizhou, China". Acta Zootaxonomica Sinica. 35 (2): 407–412. 
  2. ^ Xia, Y. U. N.; Gu, H. I. F.; Peng, R. U. I.; Chen, Q. I. N.; Zheng, Y. -C. I.; Murphy, R. W.; Zeng, X. M. O. (2012). "COI is better than 16S rRNA for DNA barcoding Asiatic salamanders (Amphibia: Caudata: Hynobiidae)". Molecular Ecology Resources. 12 (1): 48–56. doi:10.1111/j.1755-0998.2011.03055.x. PMID 21824335. 

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