Jinfo Mountain salamander

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The Jinfo Mountain salamander (Pseudohynobius jinfo) is a species of salamander in the family Hynobiidae endemic to China, known only from Nanchuan District in Chongqing (formerly Sichuan). Its type locality is a spring-fed pond on Mount Jinfo. P. jinfo specimens from Nanchuan were first assumed to be yellow-spotted salamanders (P. flavomaculatus), but genetic methods, and later on, discovery of adult salamanders, allowed them to be identified as a new species.[1]

Jinfo Mountain salamander
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Urodela
Family: Hynobiidae
Genus: Pseudohynobius
P. jinfo
Binomial name
Pseudohynobius jinfo
Wei, G., Xiong, J.-L., Hou, M., Zeng, X.-M., 2009[1]


  1. ^ a b Wei, Gang; Jian-Li Xiong; Mian Hou; Xiao-Mao Zeng (2009). "A new species of hynobiid salamander (Urodela: Hynobiidae: Pseudohynobius) from Southwestern China". Zootaxa. 2149: 62–68. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.2149.1.3.

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