Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Urodela
Family: Salamandridae
Subfamily: Pleurodelinae
Genus: Pachytriton
Boulenger, 1879
Type species
Triton brevipes
Sauvage, 1877

Pingia Chang, 1935

Pachytriton, also known as the paddle-tail newts or Chinese newts, is a genus of salamanders in the family Salamandridae. They are found in southeastern China.


There are ten species:

Image Scientific name Distribution
Pachytriton airobranchiatus Li, Yuan, Li, and Wu, 2018 Guangdong, China
Pachytriton archospotus Shen, Shen, and Mo, 2008 Hunan, Jiangxi, and Guangdong, China
Pachytriton brevipes (Sauvage, 1876)spotted paddle-tail newt southeastern China
Pachytriton changi Nishikawa, Matsui, and Jiang, 2012 Guangdong, China.
Pachytriton feii Nishikawa, Jiang, and Matsui, 2011 Anhui, and southeastern Henan, China.
Pachytriton granulosus Chang, 1933 Zhejiang, China.
Pachytriton inexpectatus Nishikawa, Jiang, Matsui, and Mo, 2011 Guizhou, Hunan, Guangdong, and Guangxi provinces
Pachytriton moi Nishikawa, Jiang, and Matsui, 2011 Guangxi, China
Pachytriton wuguanfui Yuan, Zhang, and Che, 2016 Hunan and Guangxi in southern China.
Pachytriton xanthospilos Wu, Wang, and Hanken, 2012 Guangdong and Guangxi in southern China.

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