Korean salamander

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Korean salamander
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H. leechii
Binomial name
Hynobius leechii
Mori, 1928
Synonyms

Hynobius mantchuricus

The Korean salamander (Hynobius leechii) is the most common species of salamander on the Korean peninsula, and is also found in nearby provinces of China (Liaoning, Jilin and Heilongjiang) and on Jeju Island. It typically lives on forested hills, and from time to time mass deaths occur in Korea when salamanders encounter man-made drainage structures. This has prompted Korean government officials to execute a series of mass evacuations in heavily salamandered areas.

Subspecies[edit]

  • Hynobius leechi quelpartensis

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Masafumi Matsui; Zhao Wenge (2004). "Hynobius leechii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 30 October 2012.
  2. ^ "South Korean nun ends 100-day fast for salamander". Daily Times. 5 February 2005. Archived from the original on 18 February 2012. Retrieved 11 January 2012.

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