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Title: Unmasking Pachytriton labiatus (Amphibia: Urodela: Salamandridae), with Description of a New Species of Pachytriton from Guangxi, China
Authors: Nishikawa, Kanto  kyouindb  KAKEN_id
Jiang, Jian-Ping
Matsui, Masafumi
Mo, Yun-Ming
Author's alias: 松井, 正文
Keywords: Pachytriton labiatus
Paramesotriton
synonym
new species
China
Issue Date: Jun-2011
Publisher: Zoological Society of Japan
Journal title: Zoological Science
Volume: 28
Issue: 6
Start page: 453
End page: 461
Abstract: Examination of the lectotype and paralectotypes of Pachytriton labiatus (Unterstein, 1930) from southern China revealed that the specimens do not represent a member of Pachytriton, but are identical with a newt of another genus, Paramesotriton ermizhaoi Wu et al., 2009 also described from southern China. We suggest that Pac. labiatus should be transferred to Paramesotriton as a senior synonym of Par. ermizhaoi. We compared the morphology of the northeastern and southwestern groups of newts previously called Pac. "labiatus" with special reference to age and sexual variations. As a result, we confirmed that the two groups are differentiated sufficiently to be treated as different species. In this report, we revive the name Pac. granulosus Chang, 1933 to refer to the northeastern group of Pac. "labiatus, " and at the same time, describe a new species representing the southwestern group.
Rights: © 2011 Zoological Society of Japan
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2433/216896
DOI(Published Version): 10.2108/zsj.28.453
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