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1 June 2012 A New Species of Pachytriton from China (Amphibia: Urodela: Salamandridae)
Kanto Nishikawa, Masafumi Matsui, Jian-Ping Jiang
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A new species of the salamandrid genus Pachytriton is described based on two individuals purchased from pet shops in Japan. The original locality of these specimens is known only as “China”, and further details are not known. Morphologically, this species differs from all other congeners in the combination of coloration, body size, snout length, head width, tail length and width, and length of upper jaw tooth series and vomerine tooth series. Genetically, this species is separated from all other congeners by substantial genetic distances in mitochondrial DNA sequences.

© 2012 by The Herpetological Society of Japan
Kanto Nishikawa, Masafumi Matsui, and Jian-Ping Jiang "A New Species of Pachytriton from China (Amphibia: Urodela: Salamandridae)," Current Herpetology 31(1), 21-27, (1 June 2012).
Accepted: 1 May 2012; Published: 1 June 2012
DNA bar-coding
new species
pet trade
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