Cynops wolterstorffi (Boulenger, 1905)

Yunnan Lake newt



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Hypselotriton wolterstorffi (Boulenger, 1905); Molge wolterstorffi Boulenger, 1905


Conservation Status


Last record: 1979

IUCN RedList status: Extinct



Yunnan Lake, China












Original scientific description:

Boulenger, G. A. (1905). Description of a new newt from Yunnan. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1905: 277.

Other references:

Yang Datong, Michael Wai Neng Lau. (2004). Cynops wolterstorffi. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. ( Downloaded on 15 February 2013.

Fei L, Ye C Y, Jiang J P. 2012. Colored Atlas of Chinese Amphibians and Their Distributions. Sichuan Publishing House of Science and Technology, Chengdu.

He, X. R. (1998). Cynops wolterstorffi, an analysis of the factors caused its extinction. Sichuan Journal of Zoology 1998: 58-60.

IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2020. Cynops wolterstorffi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2020: e.T59445A63869216. Downloaded on 27 June 2021.

Regalado, Pedro Galán. (2015). Los Anfibios y Reptiles Extinguidos: Herpetofauna Desaparecida Desde el Año 1500. Monografías de la Universidade da Coruña 155: 1-509.

Yang, D.-T. 1991. The Amphibia-Fauna of Yunnan. China Forestry Publishing House, Beijing.
Zhao, E.-M. 1998. China Red Data Book of Endangered Animals - Amphibia. Science Press, Beijing.


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