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Dayang newt

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Caudata
Genus  Cynops
Higher classification  Fire belly newts
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Salamandridae
Scientific name  Cynops orphicus
Rank  Species
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Similar  Fire belly newts, Salamander, Amphibians, Chenggong fire belly newt, Salamandridae

The Dayang newt (Cynops orphicus) is a rare species of salamander in the Salamandridae family, endemic to China. It is known from Jiexi County in eastern Guangdong from where it was collected in 1936 (more specifically, from Dayang, which gave it the common name) and described as a new species in 1983. More recently, it has also been found from Dehua County in central Fujian.

Its natural habitats are pools and small lakes, and during hibernation, terrestrial habitats, including forest and lightly degraded areas. It is threatened by habitat loss and degradation.

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Dayang newt Wikipedia


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