Chiropterotriton chico García-Castillo, Rovito, Wake, and Parra-Olea, 2017

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Plethodontidae > Subfamily: Hemidactyliinae > Genus: Chiropterotriton > Species: Chiropterotriton chico

Chiropterotriton chico García-Castillo, Rovito, Wake, and Parra-Olea, 2017, Zootaxa, 4363: 497. Holotype: MVZ 118888, by original designation. Type locality: "El Chico National Park, Hidalgo, Mexico, 2950–3050 m, 20.184154º N, 98.734437º W (maximum error distance 5477 m)". Zoobank publication registration: 520C0F4D-E187-4162-84C8-5A72396EB748

English Names

El Chico Salamander (original publication). 

El Chico Giant Splayfoot Salamander (Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 795).


Parque Nacional El Chico in Hidalgo, Mexico, at an elevation between 2400 and 3050 m, in pine-oak forest.  

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Mexico

Endemic: Mexico


The sister taxon of Chiropterotriton terrestris and fomerly confused with Chiropterotriton multidentatus according to the original publication. Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 795–796, provided an account summarizing systematics, life history, population status, and distribution (including a polygon map). 

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