Karsenia koreana

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Taxonavigation: Salamandroidea

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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Chordata Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Amphibia
Subclassis: Lissamphibia
Ordo: Urodela
Subordo: Salamandroidea

Familia: Plethodontidae
Subfamilia: Plethodontinae
Genus: Karsenia
Species: Karsenia koreana


Karsenia koreana Min, Yang, Bonett, Vieites, Brandon & Wake, 2005

Type locality: "the vicinity of Jangtae-san, Daejeon-si, Chungcheongnam-do, [South] Korea (36° 13´ N, 127° 20´ W), elevation 210 m, in a rocky forest habitat".

Holotype: EWU 80314.


  • Min, M. S., Yang, S. Y., Bonett, R. M., Vieites, D. R., Brandon, R. A., Wake, D. B. Discovery of the first Asian plethodontid salamander. Nature 435, 87-90 (2005).
  • Frost, D. 2008: Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 5.2 (15 July, 2008). Electronic Database accessible at [1] American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. Karsenia koreana . Accessed on 3 August 2008.
  • AmphibiaWeb: Information on amphibian biology and conservation. [web application]. 2010. Berkeley, California: Karsenia koreana. AmphibiaWeb, available at http://amphibiaweb.org/.
  • 2007 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species IUCN: Karsenia koreana (Least Concern) Downloaded on 3 August 2008.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Korean Crevice Salamander
한국어: 이끼도롱뇽