Tylototriton ngarsuensis

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Tylototriton ngarsuensis
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Urodela
Family: Salamandridae
Genus: Tylototriton
Species:
T. ngarsuensis
Binomial name
Tylototriton ngarsuensis
Grismer et al., 2018

Tylototriton ngarsuensis, the Ywangan crocodile newt, is a species of newt in the family Salamandridae that is endemic to Myanmar. It is only known from Ngar Su village, which is located in the vicinity of Ywangan Township.

It can be physically differentiated from other crocodile newts by its shorter head, larger size, rib module morphology, and its very drab, dark coloration. It also breeds later in the year.

Like many other Asian newts, T. ngarsuensis is heavily threatened by harvesting for the pet and medical trade, which will be especially detrimental due to its restricted distribution.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Grismer, Larry; L. JUNIOR WOOD, PERRY; S. H. QUAH, EVAN; KYAW THURA, MYINT; Espinoza, Robert; S. GRISMER, MARTA; Murdoch, Matthew; LIN, AUNG (2018-10-18). "A new species of Crocodile Newt Tylototriton (Caudata: Salamandridae) from Shan State, Myanmar (Burma)". Zootaxa. 4500 (4): 553–573. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4500.4.5. PMID 30486050.