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Amphibians of Thailand

Species of Thailand

Somsak's newt

In Thai: กะท่างอีสาน

Binomial name: Tylototriton panhai, Kanto Nishikawa, Wichase Khonsue, Porrawee Pomchote & Masafumi Matsui, 2013

Tylototriton panhai is a newt found in Thailand and Laos. It was recently distinguished from Tylototriton shanjing (emperor newt) by Nishikawa et al., 2013.

The specific name, panhai, is in honour of Somsak Panha of Department of Biology, Chulalongkorn University for his dedication to the study of small new living organisms in the world for a long time, mostly discovered in Thailand.

Distribution

Tylototriton panhai is found in:

  • Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park, Phitsanulok Province, Thailand
  • Phu Luang Wildlife Sanctuary and Phu Suan Sai National Park, Loei Province, Thailand
  • Sayaboury Province, Laos

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Amphibia
Order
Urodela
Family
Salamandridae
Genus
Tylototriton
Species
Tylototriton panhai

Common names

  • English:
    • Loei crocodile newt
    • Somsak's crocodile salamander
    • Somsak's newt
  • Thai:
    • กะท่างอีสาน
    • กระท่างอาจารย์สมศักดิ์

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Range Map

Range map of Tylototriton panhai in Thailand