Cynops wolterstorffi
Kunming Lake Newt, Yunnan Lake Newt
Subgenus: Cynotriton
family: Salamandridae
subfamily: Pleurodelinae
Taxonomic Notes: This extinct species was placed in a monotypic genus Hypselotriton by Wolterstorff 1934, which was soon synonymized with Cynops by Chang, 1936. Dubois & Raffaelli 1009, 2012 Alytes, resurrected Hypselotriton and include all Chinese species of Cynops in it. Sparreboom 2014 uses Cynops for the Chinese species, which on molecular grounds forms a clade with the two Japanese species.

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Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: China


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IUCN (Red List) status: Extinct (EX).
For Red List information on this species, see the IUCN species account.

Fei, Liang (1999). Atlas of Amphibians of China. Chengdu Institute of Biology.

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