Kim, Min & Matsui, 2003
The Kori salamander (Hynobius yangi) is a species of salamander endemic to southeastern South Korea. It is a lentic-breeding species similar to the Korean salamander (H. leechi) but is distinguished by factors including tail shape and dorsal coloration. The species is known from the vicinity of the type locality in Gijang County in northeastern Busan and from the nearby Ulju County in western Ulsan.
Kori salamander males measure 42–63 mm (1.7–2.5 in) (n=18 individuals) and females 57–61 mm (2.2–2.4 in) in snout–vent length (n=3). Tail length is about 70–90% of snout–vent length. Males have relatively longer and higher tails than females. Dorsum is olive without dark speckles, or in some individuals, dark brownish dotted very finely with yellow speckles. The underside is lighter.
Breeding occurs from late February to late March. Egg sacs are coil-shaped. Clutch size in one female was 86 eggs of about 2.8 mm (0.11 in) in diameter.
Habitat and conservation
- Simon Stuart (2008). "Hynobius yangi". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008: e.T136179A4255835. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T136179A4255835.en. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
- Kim, Jong-Bum; Min, Mi-Sook; Matsui, Masafumi (2003). "A new species of lentic breeding Korean salamander of the genus Hynobius (Amphibia, Urodela)" (PDF). Zoological Science. 20: 1163–1169. doi:10.2108/zsj.20.1163. PMID 14578577.
- Lee, B. H.; Kim, J. Y.; Song, S.; Hur, J. M.; Cho, J. Y.; Park, Y. C. (2011). "The complete mitochondrial genome sequence of the Kori salamander Hynobius yangi (Caudata: Hynobiidae)". Mitochondrial DNA. 22 (5–6): 168–170. doi:10.3109/19401736.2011.636437.
- Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Hynobius yangi Kim, Min, and Matsui, 2003". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 7 January 2015.
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