Higher classification Paramesotriton
Scientific name Paramesotriton chinensis
|Similar Paramesotriton, Hong Kong warty newt, Salamander, Amphibians, Laos warty newt|
The Chinese warty newt (Paramesotriton chinensis) is a species of salamander in the Salamandridae family. It is found only in China, with a range extending from Chongqing to Hunan, Anhui, Zhejiang, Fujian, Guangdong, and Guangxi Provinces in Central China. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, rivers, and freshwater marshes. It is threatened by habitat loss. Female Chinese warty newts reach total length of 151 mm (5.9 in), males are slightly shorter.