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4th November 2006, 15:06
<font color="0000ff">Photo at URL below</font>.

<u>THANH NIEN DAILY</u> (Hanoi, Vietnam) 03 November 06 Rare amphibian found in northern Vietnam
(VNA) Biologists have found black knobby newts, an especially rare amphibian, in Vietnamís Xuan Son National Park in the northern province of Phu Tho.
Known as ca coc san in Vietnamese, black knobby newts (Tylototriton asperrimus Unterstein) are found in China in Guangxi, Guangzhou, Anhui, Hunan, Sichuan, and Gansu provinces and Hainan island.
It is listed under Category V (Vunerable) in the IUCN Red Data Book on wildlife and Appendix II in the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

4th November 2006, 15:23
Ah yes. I've seen that article. It isn't very accurate however, because T. asperrimus is not CITES protected.

On this site there is a similar article, which is more accurate:


(you'll have to scroll down almost to the bottom of the page)

4th November 2006, 16:25
Very interesting, so far T. asperrimus was only known from the provinces bordering with Vietnam, this one is very near to the T. vietnamensis distribution.

And concrats on the publication of a captive T. wenxianensis photo from one of our forum members.