Protohynobius puxiongensis Fei & Ye, 2000

Puxiong salamander



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Protohynobius puxiongensis Fei and Ye, 2000


Conservation Status

Last record: 1965

Rediscovered in 2009

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient





Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Fei, L. and Ye, C.-Y. 2000. A new Hynobid subfamily with a new genus and new specis of Hynobiidae from west China (Amphibia: Caudata). Cultum Herpetologica Sinica [2000]: 64-70.


Other references:

Fei Liang, Ye Changyuan. 2004. Pseudohynobius puxiongensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T59110A11882585. Downloaded on 12 February 2017.

Peng, Rui, Zhang, P., Xiong, J. L., Gu, H. J., Zeng, X. M., and Zou, F. D. (2010). Rediscovery of Protohynobius puxiongensis (Caudata: Hynobiidae) and its phylogenetic position based on complete mitochondrial genomes. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 56(1): 252-258. [Abstract]

Scheffers, Brett R., Yong, Ding Li, Harris, J. Berton C., Giam, Xingli and Sodhi, Navjot S. (2011). The world’s rediscovered species: back from the brink? PLoS ONE 6(7): e22531. [Supporting Information (Table S1)]


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