Hynobius guabangshanensis

Hynobius guabangshanensis is a species of salamander in the family Hynobiidae, endemic to China, as it is only known from the locality from where it was described as a new species to science in 2004, at Guabang Shan Tree Farm in Qiyang County of Hunan Province. Its natural habitats are temperate shrubland, swamps, freshwater marshes, and seasonally flooded agricultural land.[1]

Hynobius guabangshanensis
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Urodela
Family: Hynobiidae
Genus: Hynobius
Species:
H. guabangshanensis
Binomial name
Hynobius guabangshanensis
Shen, Deng & Wang, 2004

Hynobius guabangshanensis resembles H. amjiensis but is smaller, up to 151 mm in total length and 88 mm in snout-vent length for an adult male.[2]

Hynobius guabangshanensis is potentially threatened by habitat loss, though IUCN considers it as Data Deficient.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Xie Feng & Jiang Jianping (2006). "Hynobius guabangshanensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2006: e.T61894A12563741. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2006.RLTS.T61894A12563741.en. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  2. ^ Shen, Y.-H.; Deng, X.-J. & Wang, B. (2004). "A new hynobiid species Hynobius guabangshanensis from Hunan Province, China (Amphibia: Hynobiidae)". Acta Zoologica Sinica. 50 (2): 209–215.

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