Chiropterotriton infernalis Rovito and Parra-Olea, 2015

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

Chiropterotriton infernalis Rovito and Parra-Olea, 2015, Zootaxa, 4048: 65. Holotype: MVZ 269665, by original designation. Type locality: "Cueva del Brinco, Conrado Castillo, ca. 43.5 km SW (by rd) of Ejido Guayabas, Municipio Hidalgo, Tamaulipas, Mexico, 23.95949° N, 99.47447° W (WGS84 datum), 1920 m elevation". 

English Names

Sistema Purificación Salamander (original publication). 

Sistema Purificacion Splayfoot Salamander (Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 793).


Currently known only from the Sistema Purificación, a very large cave system in the Municipio Hidalgo, Tamaulips, Mexico, 1920 m elevation; expected to be found in adjacent Nuevo León. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Mexico

Endemic: Mexico


Previously confused with Chiropterotriton multidentatus according to the original publication. Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 793, provided an account summarizing systematics, life history, population status, and distribution (including a polygon map). 

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