Central Asian salamander

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The Central Asian salamander (Ranodon sibiricus) is a species of salamander in the monotypic genus Ranodon of the family Hynobiidae.[2] In Kazakhstan and Russia, it is called the Semirechensk salamander (Kazakh: Жетісу аяқтыбалығы; Russian: Семиреченский лягушкозуб), while in China, it is called the Xinjiang salamander (Chinese: 新疆北鲵; Uyghur: شىنجاڭ سالاماندراسى‎).

Central Asian salamander
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Urodela
Family: Hynobiidae
Genus: Ranodon
R. sibiricus
Binomial name
Ranodon sibiricus
Kessler, 1866

The Central Asian salamander is found in the Dzungarian Alatau mountains on the border of China and Kazakhstan. Its natural habitats are temperate forests, tundra, temperate grassland, rivers, intermittent rivers, freshwater marshes, and freshwater springs. The species is threatened by habitat loss.[1]


  1. ^ a b Kuzmin, Sergius; Wang, Xiuling; Ishchenko, Vladimir; Tuniyev, Boris (2004). "Ranodon sibiricus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2004: e.T19304A8851144. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T19304A8851144.en.
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2013). "Ranodon Kessler, 1866". Amphibian Species of the World 5.6, an Online Reference. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 15 October 2013.