Chiropterotriton cracens Rabb, 1958

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

Chiropterotriton chondrostega cracens Rabb, 1958, Occas. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 587: 28. Holotype: UMMZ 114069, by original designation. Type locality: "'Agua Linda', elevation 5950 feet, about 7 miles WNW of Gómez Farías, Tamaulipas, México".

Chiropterotriton cracensDarda, 1994, Herpetologica, 50: 164–187.

English Names

Graceful Splayfoot Salamander (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 11).

Graceful Flat-footed Salamander (Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 30).

El Cielo Dwarf Splayfoot Salamander (Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 793).


Rancho de Cielo region of south-central Tamaulipas, northeastern Mexico, 914–1900 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Mexico

Endemic: Mexico


See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 567. Campbell, Streicher, Cox, and Brodie, 2014, S. Am. J. Herpetol.: 231, provided a useful table of updated comparative morphology of the species. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 290, provided a brief account, photograph, and map. Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 793–794, provided an account summarizing systematics, life history, population status, and distribution (including a polygon map).

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