(Liu & Hu, 1973)
English : Spot-tailed warty newt
French : Triton verruqueux à queue tachetée
Class : Amphibia
Order : Caudata
Family : Salamandridae
Notes : No subspecies known.
Adults reach a total length of 15.5 cm, males being shorter than females. Ground coloration is light brown with an orange line running along the back. Laterally compressed dull orange tail with black spotting. Faint clear lines on flanks.
Range and habitat
The species is endemic to central China and occurs in the provinces of Chongqing, Hunan, Guizhou and Guangxi. Lives in hill streams and streamside pools in forested areas, from 500 to 1800 m.
IUCN RED LIST : NEAR THREATENED
CITES : Appendix II
Status : The species is very common within its range but is badly affected by habitat loss due to hydroelectric works and dam constructions.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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