South east china cynops

markusA

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Some pics from the three known Cynops living in East and South East China to compare colouration and pattern:

orientalis from Anhui, south of Xuanzhou

orphicus from Guangdong, Chaozhou (in alcohol in a museum collection)

fudingensis from Fujian, Taimu
 

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Hello MarkusA, Most interesting pictures of Cynops, thankyou for sharing!
 

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Excellent post! Thanks for sharing. Seeing the morphological differences between the forms in very interesting. I'd be curious to see how much intraspecific variation there is between localities.

-Cole
 

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AW: South east china cynops

Too bad they have to be killed for the so called ''type-locality''. But besides that, nice to see the differences.
 

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I agree joost, far better to see them alive!
 

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I wish there were some breeding orphicus in captivity instead of formaline.
 
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