The South China giant salamander, Andrias sligoi, is one of the largest extant amphibian species worldwide. It was recently distinguished from another Chinese species, the Chinese giant salamander, Andrias davidianus, which is considered Critically Endangered according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List. Ver vídeo en castellanoArtículo original.


Our study provides a selection of 48 polymorphic microsatellite markers that will contribute significantly to current knowledge on genetic diversity, gene flow, population structure, demographic dynamics, systematics, reproduction and heritability in these species, and potentially in other congeneric taxa. Leer más.