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Emperor newt, Tylototriton shanjing, is also called Mandarin newt or Mandarin salamander (in Chinese 红瘰疣螈), Gaoligong Mountains National Nature Reserve, Yunnan Province, China.
It is a highly toxic newt native to a small area in Yunnan, China. They like to live in pools and slow-moving streams in subtropical forests at an altitude between 1 000 m to 2 500 metres above sea level.
The major threat is over-collecting for traditional medicine. Small numbers are ending up in the pet trade, and its habitats are threatened by development for human settlement.
- Magnus Lundgren / www.wildwondersofchina.com firstname.lastname@example.org
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