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Yunnan lake newt

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Urodela
Genus  Cynops
Higher classification  Fire belly newts
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Salamandridae
Scientific name  Cynops wolterstorffi
Rank  Species
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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.

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