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  1. Stöck M, Fakharzadeh F, Kuhl H, Rozenblut Kościsty B, Leinweber S, Patel R, et al. Shedding Light on a Secretive Tertiary urodelean Relict: Hynobiid salamanders (Paradactylodon persicus s.l.) from Iran, Illuminated by Phylogeographic, Developmental and Transcriptomic Data. Genes (Basel). 2019;10: pubmed publisher
    ..Since the 1970s, two nominal species of Urodela, Hynobiidae, Batrachuperus (later: Paradactylodon) have been described: Paradactylodon persicus from ..
  2. Tominaga A, Matsui M, Nishikawa K. Two new species of lotic breeding salamanders (Amphibia, Caudata, Hynobiidae) from western Japan. Zootaxa. 2019;4550:525-544 pubmed publisher
    ..Hynobius sematonotos occurs in Honshu, disjunct from H. naevius and H. oyamai that occur allopatrically in Kyushu. ..
  3. Nishikawa K, Matsui M. Three new species of the salamander genus Hynobius (Amphibia, Urodela, Hynobiidae) from Kyushu, Japan. Zootaxa. 2014;3852:203-26 pubmed publisher
    ..Measures of conservation of these new species are discussed briefly.  ..
  4. Chen M, Mao R, Liang D, Kuro o M, Zeng X, Zhang P. A reinvestigation of phylogeny and divergence times of Hynobiidae (Amphibia, Caudata) based on 29 nuclear genes. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2015;83:1-6 pubmed publisher
    Although several recent studies have investigated the major phylogenetic relationships within Hynobiidae, their evolutionary history remains partially resolved and the phylogenetic positions of some genera, particularly Pachyhynobius and ..
  5. Yoshikawa N, Matsui M. Two new Salamanders of the genus Onychodactylus from Eastern Honshu, Japan (Amphibia, Caudata, Hynobiidae). Zootaxa. 2014;3866:53-78 pubmed publisher
    ..japonicus and O. nipponoborealis without hybridization, whereas O. fuscus sp. nov. is sympatric with O. japonicus at least in a single known locality, and analysis of microsatellite loci indicates they are reproductively isolated. ..
  6. Weisrock D, Macey J, Matsui M, Mulcahy D, Papenfuss T. Molecular phylogenetic reconstruction of the endemic Asian salamander family Hynobiidae (Amphibia, Caudata). Zootaxa. 2013;3626:77-93 pubmed
    The salamander family Hynobiidae contains over 50 species and has been the subject of a number of molecular phylogenetic investigations aimed at reconstructing branches across the entire family...
  7. Tang D, Xu T, Sun Y. Hynobiidae origin in middle Cretaceous corroborated by the new mitochondrial genome of Hynobius chinensis. Mar Genomics. 2015;22:37-44 pubmed publisher
    ..It is the only species of family Hynobiidae on the Zhoushan Island...
  8. Lewis Z, Hanken J. Convergent evolutionary reduction of atrial septation in lungless salamanders. J Anat. 2017;230:16-29 pubmed publisher
    ..Plethodontidae), salamanders with lungs, and the convergently lungless species Onychodactylus japonicus (Hynobiidae)...
  9. Min M, Baek H, Song J, Chang M, Poyarkov N. A new species of salamander of the genus Hynobius (Amphibia, Caudata, Hynobiidae) from South Korea. Zootaxa. 2016;4169:475-503 pubmed publisher
    ..We suggest the species should be considered as Vulnerable (Vu2a) in accordance with IUCN's Red List categories. Our study supports the presence of undiagnosed taxonomic diversity among Korean Hynobius. ..

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  1. Huang Z, Yu F, Gong H, Song Y, Zeng Z, Zhang Q. Phylogeographical structure and demographic expansion in the endemic alpine stream salamander (Hynobiidae: Batrachuperus) of the Qinling Mountains. Sci Rep. 2017;7:1871 pubmed publisher
    ..However, low genetic diversity within populations indicate the urgency of preserving the vulnerable populations and endemic lineages. ..
  2. Huang J, Su Y, Zhao J, Liu X, Wang Z. The complete mitogenome sequence of Pseudohynobius jinfo (Urodela: Hynobiidae). Mitochondrial DNA A DNA Mapp Seq Anal. 2016;27:3141-2 pubmed publisher
    ..The gene order and composition of P. jinfo was similar to that of the most Hynobiidae. Seven genes (ND1, ND2, COII, COIII, ND3, ND4 and Cytb) had an incomplete stop codon...
  3. Berman D, Meshcheryakova E, Bulakhova N. Extreme negative temperatures and body mass loss in the Siberian salamander (Salamandrella keyserlingii, amphibia, hynobiidae). Dokl Biol Sci. 2016;468:137-41 pubmed publisher
    ..The body weight remained constant upon further cooling (to-35°C). The frozen salamanders have no physiological mechanisms protecting from sublimation. ..