Shuicheng salamander

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Shuicheng salamander
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Caudata
Family: Hynobiidae
Genus: Pseudohynobius
Species: P. shuichengensis
Binomial name
Pseudohynobius shuichengensis
Tian, Gu, Sun and Li, 1998

The Shuicheng salamander (Pseudohynobius shuichengensis) is a species of salamander in the Hynobiidae family, endemic to China. Its type locality is Shuicheng in Guizhou Province, and it is not yet known from elsewhere; it is not likely to be widely distributed. It lives in a karstic region. The adults live on the forest floor near streams. Breeding takes places in pools, ponds, or near the springs, and the larvae develop in these habitats. It is threatened by habitat loss and pollution.[1]


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