A New Species of the Genus Tylototriton（Amphibia: Urodela: Salamandridae） from Eastern Himalaya
Janak Raj KHATIWADABin WANGSubarna GHIMIREKarthikeyan VASUDEVANShanta PAUDELJianping JIANG
Chengdu Institute of Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences University of Chinese Academy of Sciences Tribhuvan University, Central Department of Zoology CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology （CCMB）, Laboratory for the Conservation of Endangered Species Himalayan Research and Conservation Nepal
摘要：A new species of the genus Tylototriton is described from eastern Himalaya based on molecular and morphological comparisons. The new species is diagnosable from the closely-related species by having light brown colouration in dorsal region in life, flat and blunt snout, greatly separated dorsolateral bony ridges on head and straightthick tailfin. In addition to head morphology, the new species is also morphologically distinguishable from its closelyrelated species Tylototriton shanorum by having 16 dorsal warts and average smaller Snout Vent Length（SVL）.
supported by the world academy of sciences（TWAS）； CAS-TWAS president fellowship program； the National Natural Sciences Foundation of China（NSFC-31201702 granted to Bin Wang and NSFC-31471964 granted to Jianping Jiang）；