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TJ
30th March 2003, 19:13
Can anybody out there identify this mysterious Chinese sal?

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(Message edited by TJ on January 20, 2007)

henk
7th May 2003, 18:46
How about Hynobius or Batrachuperus Imjealousofit ?

No really i have no idea, but if it were Batrachuperus I would expect it to have cornified toe tips.
I'm having some Hynobius chinensis/yieuwensis (the everlasting discussion) and they do look quite different.
This animal looks way to flatheaded andlongstretched to be pondtype indeed. Have never seen anything alike it. But then Chinese hynobidae are quite unknown

TJ
8th May 2003, 07:38
Ah shucks, Henk-san, I thought if anybody would know, you would! http://www.caudata.org/forum/clipart/happy.gif

Well, I am wondering now if this might be another form of Liua shihi (Wushan Salamander) because they were in the same shipment -- and a subsequent shipment had more in with ones that were evidently Liua shihi. Here are the new ones:
(pls excuse the poor quality of pics)

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TJ
22nd May 2003, 07:41
It was being sold at one place as Pseudohynobius flavomaculatus

http://www.caudata.org/forum/messages/13/4118.jpg

photo taken from:

http://www.remix-net.co.jp/Peponi/peponi_AMPHIBIANS_zaiko2.htm