Preliminary description of the larval morphology of Tylototriton pseudoverrucosus Hou, Gu, Zhang, Zeng, Li & Lü, 2012 (Urodela, Salamandridae) and conservation implications in Sichuan province, China

Preliminary description of the larval morphology of Tylototriton pseudoverrucosus Hou, Gu, Zhang, Zeng, Li & Lü, 2012 (Urodela, Salamandridae) and conservation implications in Sichuan province, China

Axel Hernandez urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:CAE5AE88-2C02-4C14-B507-3CA35A0E1D5C We report first observations of the larval morphology for the montane newt Tylototriton pseudoverrucosus recorded from the eastern Hengduan region, southern Daliang mountains in Ningnan county, Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan province, China located at 2340 m above sea level. Diagnostic morphological characters are only provided for stages 44–45 due to the paucity of specimens found. The presence of long reddish gills in the larvae of T. pseudoverrucosus together with a large dorsal fin that extends on...

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