Batrachuperus is a genus of salamander in the family Hynobiidae[1][2] found in western China and adjacent Myanmar. Their common name is stream salamanders or mountain salamanders. Species now in Paradactylodon were formerly part of the then paraphyletic Batrachuperus.[1]

Batrachuperus yenyuanensis in preservative.tif
Four preserved Batrachuperus yenyuanensis.
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Urodela
Family: Hynobiidae
Subfamily: Hynobiinae
Genus: Batrachuperus
Boulenger, 1878
Type species
Desmodactylus pinchonii
David, 1872


The genus currently contains six species:[1][2][3][4]


  1. ^ a b c Frost, Darrel R. (2019). "Batrachuperus". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Batrachuperus Boulenger, 1878". Integrated Taxonomic Information System.
  3. ^ "Batrachuperus". Salamanders of China LifeDesk. Archived from the original on 18 March 2014. Retrieved 18 March 2014.
  4. ^ Xiong, Jian-Li; Luo, Wei; Zeng, Xiao-Mao (2020-09-18). "A new species of the genus Batrachuperus (Urodela: Hynobiidae) from Southwestern China". Zoological Research. 41 (5): 589–594. doi:10.24272/j.issn.2095-8137.2020.129. ISSN 2095-8137. PMC 7475016. PMID 32816412.