Laos warty newt

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Laos warty newt
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Caudata
Family: Salamandridae
Genus: Paramesotriton
Species: P. laoensis
Binomial name
Paramesotriton laoensis
Stuart & Papenfuss, 2002 [2]

Laotriton laoensis (Stuart & Papenfuss, 2002)[3]

The Laos warty newt, Paramesotriton laoensis, is a species of salamander in the family Salamandridae. It is found only in the Saysomboun Special Zone and Phou Kout District in Xiangkhouang Province, Laos. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland and rivers. In 2014, it is classed as Endangered.

Sometimes this newt is classified under its own genus as Laotriton laoensis.[3][4]

Since 1999, the population of this newt in the wild has been decimated by wildlife trading networks.[5]


  1. ^ van Dijk, P.P. & Stuart, B. (2004). "Laotriton laoensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 7 December 2012.
  2. ^ Stuart, B. L.; Papenfuss, T. J. (2002). "A new salamander of the genus Paramesotriton (Caudata: Salamandridae) from Laos". Journal of Herpetology. 36 (2): 145–148. doi:10.1670/0022-1511(2002)036[0145:ANSOTG]2.0.CO;2.
  3. ^ a b Amphibiaweb - Laotriton
  4. ^ Dubois, Alain; Jean Raffaëlli (2009). "A new ergotaxonomy of the family Salamandridae Goldfuss, 1820 (Amphibia, Urodela)" (PDF). Alytes. 26: 1–85.
  5. ^ "Should the location of newly discovered species be hidden?". BBC.

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