Higher classification Fire belly newts
Scientific name Cynops wolterstorffi
|Similar Fire belly newts, Amphibians, Dayang newt, Chenggong fire belly newt, Salamander|
The Yunnan lake newt (Cynops wolterstorffi) is a species of newt in the Salamandridae family, and is also known as Wolterstorff's newt. It was only found near the Kunming Lake in Yunnan, China. It was found in shallow lake waters and adjacent freshwater habitats. Despite extensive surveys, it has not been seen since 1979, and is therefore considered extinct. The reasons for its extinction are believed to be habitat loss, pollution, and introduced species.