Pachyhynobius shangchengensis, the Shangcheng stout salamander, is a species of salamander in the family Hynobiidae. It is monotypic within the genus Pachyhynobius. It is named after its type locality, Shangcheng.[2] It is endemic to the Dabie Mountains in central China (Hubei, Henan, and Anhui Provinces). Its natural habitats are subtropical moist lowland forests, montane forests, and rivers. It is threatened by habitat loss.[1]

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Two year old
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Urodela
Family: Hynobiidae
Subfamily: Hynobiinae
Genus: Pachyhynobius
Fei, Qu & Wu, 1983
P. shangchengensis
Binomial name
Pachyhynobius shangchengensis
Fei, Qu & Wu, 1983

The Shancheng stout salamander is stout, with a cylindrical body and pronounced sexual dimorphism: the adult male develops a thick, broad head.[3] Adult males have a total length of 150–184 mm (5.9–7.2 in) and females of about 157–176 mm (6.2–6.9 in).[4]


  1. ^ a b Lau, M. W. N. & Fei, L. (2004). "Pachyhynobius shangchengensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2004: e.T59109A11882316. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T59109A11882316.en.
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2013). "Amphibian Species of the World 5.6, an Online Reference". American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 22 February 2013.
  3. ^ Sparreboom, Max (2010). "Pachyhynobius shangchengensis Fei, Qu & Hu, 1983". Salamanders of the Old World. Retrieved 22 February 2013.
  4. ^ Fei, L. (1999). Atlas of Amphibians of China (in Chinese). Zhengzhou: Henan Press of Science and Technology. p. 30. ISBN 7-5349-1835-9.