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Globally Extinct (EX) (Source: IUCN Red List)

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  • Scientific Names
    • Cynops wolterstorffi
    • Hypselotriton wolterstorffi
  • English
    • Kunming Lake Newt
    • Yunnan Lake Newt

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Description from Wikipedia

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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Conservation Summary

    Source: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. . Downloaded on 10 November 2011.
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