Zhitong LYU,Shuo QI,Siyu ZHANG,et al.Two New Species of Fire-Bellied Newts (Caudata, Salamandridae, Cynops) from Southeastern China[J].Asian Herpetological Research(AHR),2023,14(1):41-53.[doi:10.16373/j.cnki.ahr.220059]
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Two New Species of Fire-Bellied Newts (Caudata, Salamandridae, Cynops) from Southeastern China
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2023 VoI.14 No.1
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Two New Species of Fire-Bellied Newts (Caudata, Salamandridae, Cynops) from Southeastern China
Zhitong LYU1* Shuo QI1 Siyu ZHANG1 Keyuan DAI2 and Yingyong WANG1*
1 State Key Laboratory of Biocontrol/ The Museum of Biology, School of Life Sciences/ School of Ecology, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510275, Guangdong, China
2 Guangdong Shimentai National Nature Reserve, Qingyuan 513000, Guangdong, China
Cynops jiaoren sp. nov. Cynops maguae sp. nov. Cynops yunnanensis comb. nov. Southeast Chinese Hilly Area taxonomy
The fire-bellied newt genus Cynops contains ten known species distributed in China and Japan in East Asia. In this work, two new Cynops species are described, namely Cynops jiaoren sp. nov. distributed in northern Guangdong and Cynops maguae sp. nov. distributed in eastern Jiangxi. The two new species can be distinctly distinguished from their congeners by the independent phylogenetic placements and a combination of morphological characteristics. The discovery of these two new species in the Southeast Chinese Hilly Area, where half of congeners occur, increases the known diversity of Cynops, and indicates unresolved relationships among the species in southeastern China. Further discussions on the taxonomic status of Cynops cyanurus are also provided.


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