Yenyuan stream salamander

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The Yenyuan stream salamander (Batrachuperus yenyuanensis) is a species of salamander in the family Hynobiidae endemic to Sichuan, China, where it occurs in Yanyuan, Xichang, Mianning, and Puxiong counties. Its natural habitats are rivers, freshwater lakes, and freshwater marshes. It is a high-altitude salamander, typically inhabiting the waterways along the eastern edge of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau at altitudes 2440 to 4025 meters above sea level.[2] Adults eat a diet consisting mainly of insects and shrimp, and to a lesser degree, algae and seeds.[2] It is threatened by habitat loss.

Yenyuan stream salamander
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Four preserved Batrachuperus yenyuanensis
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Urodela
Family: Hynobiidae
Genus: Batrachuperus
B. yenyuanensis
Binomial name
Batrachuperus yenyuanensis
Liu, 1950


  1. ^ IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. (2020). "Batrachuperus yenyuanensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2020: e.T59088A63873871. Retrieved 12 July 2020.
  2. ^ a b Jia J, Jiang JP, Zhang MH, Gao KQ (2019-01-25). "Osteology of Batrachuperus yenyuanensis (Urodela, Hynobiidae), a high-altitude mountain stream salamander from western China". PLOS ONE. 14 (1): e0211069. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0211069. PMC 6347256. PMID 30682102.