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Pachyhynobius shangchengensis (Shangcheng stout salamander)

Synonyms: Hynobius yunanicus; Pachyhynobius yunanicus; Sinobius melanonychus; Xenobius melanonychus

Wikipedia Abstract

The Shangcheng stout salamander, Pachyhynobius shangchengensis, is a species of salamander in the Hynobiidae family. It is monotypic within the genus Pachyhynobius. It is named after its type locality, Shangcheng. It is endemic to the Dabie Mountains in central China (Hubei, Henan, and Anhui Provinces). Its natural habitats are subtropical moist lowland forests, montane forests, and rivers. It is threatened by habitat loss.
View Wikipedia Record: Pachyhynobius shangchengensis

Endangered Species

Status: Vulnerable
View IUCN Record: Pachyhynobius shangchengensis

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 40.58
EDGE Score: 5.11


Adult Length [1]  7 inches (18.4 cm)
Litters / Year [1]  1


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Changjiang Plain evergreen forests China Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests

Range Map

External References


Attributes / relations provided by
1Oliveira, Brunno Freire; São-Pedro, Vinícius Avelar; Santos-Barrera, Georgina; Penone, Caterina; C. Costa, Gabriel. (2017) AmphiBIO, a global database for amphibian ecological traits. Sci. Data.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 Wildfinder Database
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0