Skip to main content Skip to main navigation menu Skip to site footer
Type: Article
Published: 2021-06-03
Page range: 188–196
Abstract views: 451
PDF downloaded: 26

Taxonomic clarification and neotype designation of two Taiwanese salamanders (Amphibia, Urodela, Hynobiidae)

Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University, Yoshida Nihonmatsu-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8501, Japan. Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto University, Yoshida-Hon-machi, Sakyo, Kyoto 606-8501, Japan.
Department of Animal Science and, Technology, National Taiwan University, No. 50, Lane 155, Section 3, Keelung Rd, Da’an District, Taipei 10673, Taiwan.
Department of Animal Science and, Technology, National Taiwan University, No. 50, Lane 155, Section 3, Keelung Rd, Da’an District, Taipei 10673, Taiwan.
Department of Animal Science and, Technology, National Taiwan University, No. 50, Lane 155, Section 3, Keelung Rd, Da’an District, Taipei 10673, Taiwan.
Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University, Yoshida Nihonmatsu-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8501, Japan.
School of Life Science, National Taiwan Normal University, No. 88, Section 4, Tingzhou Rd., Taipei 116, Taiwan.
School of Life Science, National Taiwan Normal University, No. 88, Section 4, Tingzhou Rd., Taipei 116, Taiwan.
School of Life Science, National Taiwan Normal University, No. 88, Section 4, Tingzhou Rd., Taipei 116, Taiwan.
Amphibia Holotype Hynobius Locality information Taiwan Taxonomy Topotype

Abstract

Taxonomic identification of two Taiwanese salamanders, Hynobius sonani (Maki, 1922), and H. formosanus Maki, 1922, was clarified. Based on the descriptions and measurement data in the original description, we confirmed that H. sonani has been treated as H. formosanus and vice versa, which might have been caused by confusion of sampling localities of the two species. Because we could not find the holotypes of the two species and concluded these were lost, we herein assign neotypes for these species for precluding future taxonomic confusion.

 

References

  1. Brame, A.H. Jr. (1972) A Checklist of the Living and Fossil Salamanders (Order Caudata) of the World. Pasadena, California, 387 pp.

    Dubois, A. & Raffaëlli, J. (2012) A new ergotaxonomy of the order Urodela Duméril, 1805 (Amphibia, Batrachia). Alytes, 28, 77–161.

    Dunn, E.R. (1923) The salamanders of the family Hynobiidae. Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 58, 445–523.

    https://doi.org/10.2307/20026019

    Fei, L., Hu, S.-Q., Ye, C.-Y. & Huan, Y.-Z. (2006) Fauna Sinica Amphibia, Vol.1. Beijing Science Press, Beijing, 471 pp.

    Fei, L., Ye, C.-Y. & Jiang, J.-P. (2010) Colored Atlas of Chinese Amphibians. Sichuan Publishing House of Science & Technology, Sichuan, 519 pp.

    Fei, L., Ye, C.-Y. & Jiang, J.-P. (2012) Colored Atlas of Chinese Amphibians and Their Distributions. Sichuan Publishing House of Science & Technology, Sichuan, 620 pp.

    Frost, D.R. (2021) Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.1. American Museum of Natural History, New York. Electronic Database. Available from: https://amphibiansoftheworld.amnh.org/index.php (accessed 18 May 2021)

    Fukada, H. (1964) On the memory of Dr. Moichiro Maki. Acta Herpetologica Japonica, 1, 5–7.

    Kakegawa, M., Iizuka, K. & Kuzumi, S. (1989) Morphology of egg sacs and larvae just after hatching in Hynobius sonani and H. formosanus from Taiwan, with an analysis of skeletal muscle protein compositions. In: Matsui, M., Hikida, T. & Goris, R.C. (Eds.), Current Herpetology in East Asia. Herpetological Society of Japan, Kyoto, pp. 147–155.

    Lai, J.-S. & Lue, K.-Y. (2008) Two new Hynobius (Caudata: Hynobiidae) salamanders from Taiwan. Herpetologica, 64, 63–80.

    https://doi.org/10.1655/06-065.1

    Maki, M. (1922) Notes on the salamanders found in the Island of Formosa. Zoological magazine, 34, 635–639.

    Maki, M. (1928) Notes on salamanders from Formosa. Annotationes zoologicae Japonenses, 11, 129–133.

    Maki, M. (1931) A new banded gecko, Eublepharis orientalis, Sp. Nov. from Riu Kyu. Annotationes zoologicae Japonenses, 13, 9–11.

    Okada, Y. (1934) A contribution toward a check list of the urodeles of Japan. Copeia, 1934, 16–19.

    https://doi.org/10.2307/1436428

    Okada, Y. (1935) Summary of taxonomy and distribution of Japanese salamanders. Zoological magazine, 47, 575–588.

    Sato, I. (1937) Order Caudata. Fauna Japonica. Vol. XV (I). Sanseido, Tokyo, 74 pp.

    Sato, I. (1941) The salamanders of Formosa. Trans. Natural History Society of Formosa, 31, 114–124.

    Sato, I. (1943) Monograph of the Tailed Batrachians of Japan. Nippon Shuppan-sha, Osaka, 520 pp.

    Sonan, J. (1921) The discovery on the salamanders in Taiwan. Transactions, Natural History Society of Formosa, 11, 55.

    Tago, K. (1929) Tailed batrachia of Japan. Zoological magazine, 41, 430–432.

    Tago, K. (1931) Newt and Salamander. Maruzen Co, Tokyo, 210 pp.

    Takashima, H. (1936) List of the tailed batrachians of Japan. The Magazine of Natural History, 34 59, 17–25.

    Shang, G., Yang, Y.-J. & Lee, P.-H. (2009) Fieldguide to amphibians and reptiles in Taiwan [in Chinese]. Owl Publishin House Company, Taipei, 336 pp.