Tylototriton wenxianensis

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Tylototriton wenxianensis


Taxonavigation: Salamandroidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Amphibia
Subclassis: Lissamphibia
Ordo: Urodela
Subordo: Salamandroidea

Familia: Salamandridae
Subfamilia: Pleurodelinae
Genus: Tylototriton
Species: Tylototriton wenxianensis
Subspecies: T. w. dabienicus – T. w. wenxianensis



Tylototriton wenxianensis Fei, Ye & Yang, 1984

Type locality: "Wenxian [= Wen County], Gansu [Province], alt. 946 m", China.

Holotype: CIB 638164.


  • Tylototriton asperrimus wenxianensis Fei, Ye & Yang, 1984
  • Tylototriton asperrimus pingwuensis Deng & Yu, 1984
  • Pleurodeles (Tylototrion) asperrimus wenxianensisRisch, 1985
  • Echinotriton asperrimus wenxianensisZhao & Adler, 1993
  • Tylototriton wenxianensisYe, Fei & Hu, 1993


  • Fei, L., C.-y. Ye & R.-s. Yang. 1984: A new species and subspecies of the genus Tylototriton (Caudata: Salamandridae). Acta Zoologica Sinica/ Dong wu xue bao. Beijing 30: 85–91. [In Chinese with English abstract]
  • Ye, Fei, and Hu, 1993, Rare and Economic Amph. China: 80.
  • Chen, X.-h., X.-w. Wang & J. Tao. 2010: A new subspecies of genus Tylototriton from China (Caudata, Salamandridae). Acta Zootaxonomica Sinica/ Dong wu fen lei xue bao. Beijing 35: 666–670. [In Chinese with English abstract.]
  • Frost, D. 2008. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 5.2 (15 July, 2008). Electronic Database accessible at www.research.amnh.org/herpetology/amphibia. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. Tylototriton wenxianensis
  • AmphibiaWeb: Information on amphibian biology and conservation. [web application]. 2010. Berkeley, California: Tylototriton wenxianensis. AmphibiaWeb, available at http://amphibiaweb.org/.
  • 2007 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species IUCN: Tylototriton wenxianensis  (Vulnerable) Downloaded on 9 August 2008.

Vernacular names

English: Wenxian Crocodile Newt