Zhiyong YUAN,Ke JIANG,Limin DING,et al.A New Newt of the Genus Cynops (Caudata: Salamandridae) from Guangdong, China[J].Asian Herpetological Research(AHR),2013,4(2):116-123.[doi:10.3724/SP.J.1245.2013.00116]
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A New Newt of the Genus Cynops (Caudata: Salamandridae) from Guangdong, China
Zhiyong YUAN1 Ke JIANG1 Limin DING12 Liang ZHANG3 and Jing CHE1*
1 State Key Laboratory of Genetic Resources and Evolution, and Yunnan Laboratory of Molecular Biology of Domestic Animals, Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming 650223, Yunnan, China
2 Laboratory for Conservation and Utilization of Bio-resources, Yunnan University, Kunming 650091, Yunnan, China
3 South China Institute of Endangered Animals, Guangzhou 510260, Guangdong, China
Caudata Salamandridae Cynops glaucus sp. nov. newt Guangdong molecular analysis
We describe a new species of the genus Cynops from northeastern Guangdong, China. This new species is distinguished from its congeners by a combination of morphological and molecular characters. In morphology, it is characterized by distinctive irregular bluish grey spots on the dorsum from head to tail; irregular, bright orange blotches on venter, chin, underside of axillae, limbs, cloaca; one bright orange stripe in the middle of venter; and ventral tail orange red. Analyses of mitochondrial DNA data indicate that this new species forms one highly diverged lineage within the Chinese group of Cynops.


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