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Andrias japonicus  (Temminck, 1836)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 550259

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Andrias davidianus japonicus (Temminck, 1836)
    Triton japonicus Temminck, 1836
    Megalobatrachus sieboldi Tschudi, 1837
    Salamandra maxima Schlegel in Tschudi, 1837
    Cryptobranchus japonicus (Temminck, 1836)
    Hydrosalamandra siboldi (Tschudi, 1837)
    Hydrosalamandra japonica (Temminck, 1836)
    Sieboldia maxima (Schlegel in Tschudi, 1837)
    Salamandra gigas Duméril, Bibron and Duméril, 1854
    Tritomegas sieboldii (Tschudi, 1837)
    Tritomegas sieboldtii (Tschudi, 1837)
    Megalobatrachus maximus (Schlegel in Tschudi, 1837)
    Cryptobranchus maximus (Schlegel in Tschudi, 1837)
    Megalobatrachus japonicus (Temminck, 1836)
    Sieboldiana maxima (Schlegel in Tschudi, 1837)
    Cryptobranchus sieboldia (Tschudi, 1837)
    Megalobatrachus japonicus japonicus (Temminck, 1836)
    Andrias scheuchzeri japonicus (Temminck, 1836)
  Common Name(s): Japanese Giant Salamander [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassAmphibia  – amphibiens, anfíbio, Amphibians  
                         OrderCaudata  – salamandres, salamandra, Salamanders  
                            FamilyCryptobranchidae Fitzinger, 1826 – Giant Salamanders, Hellbenders  
                               GenusAndrias Tschudi, 1837 – giant salamanders  
                                  SpeciesAndrias japonicus (Temminck, 1836) – Japanese Giant Salamander  

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  Other Source(s):    
  Source: 2000 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, website (version 2000)  
  Acquired: 2001   
  Reference for: Andrias japonicus   
  Source: Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference v6, database (version 6.0)  
  Acquired: 2019   
  Notes: Frost, Darrel R. 2019. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6 (12 September, 2019). Electronic Database accessible at American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA   
  Reference for: Andrias japonicus   
  Source: U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service Endangered Species Program, website (version undefined)  
  Acquired: 2001   
  Reference for: Andrias japonicus   
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 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Southern Asia  



  Comment: Listed as Endangered under U.S. Endangered Species Act, and as Vulnerable on IUCN Red List  



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