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Title: Morphological Variation in Pachytriton labiatus and a Re-Assessment of the Taxonomic Status of P. granulosus (Amphibia: Urodela: Salamandridae)
Authors: Nishikawa, Kanto  kyouindb  KAKEN_id
Jiang, Jian-Ping
Matsui, Masafumi
Chen, Cang-Song
Author's alias: 松井, 正文
Keywords: Variation, Age, Sex, Juvenile Morphology, Pachytriton, Pingia
Issue Date: Dec-2009
Publisher: Herpetological Society of Japan
Journal title: Current Herpetology
Volume: 28
Issue: 2
Start page: 49
End page: 64
Abstract: Variation in relation to age and sex in a population of Pachytriton labiatus from Mt. Huangshan, Anhui Province, China was examined. There appeared to be distinct morphological variation among age/sex groups. We suggest that some of this variation is associated with ecology and behavior. Examination of the newt species from the type locality and nearby localities of Pachytriton granulosus (=Pingia granulosa), a taxonomically problematic species, revealed that this taxon was almost indistinguishable from juvenile P. labiatus. We therefore conclude that P. granulosus is a junior synonym of P. labiatus.
Rights: © 2009 by The Herpetological Society of Japan
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2433/216836
DOI(Published Version): 10.3105/018.028.0202
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