Chiropterotriton magnipes Rabb, 1965

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

Chiropterotriton magnipes Rabb, 1965, Breviora, 235: 1. Holotype: MCZ 30607, by original designation. Type locality: "Cueva de Potrerillos, about 2 km WSW of Ahuacatlán, which is approximately 8 km SW of Xilitla, San Luis Potosí, Mexico".

English Names

Bigfoot Splayfoot Salamander (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 11; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 30).

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

Big-footed Cave Splayfoot Salamander (Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 798).


Pine-oak woodland of northeastern Queretaro, Mexico, 1300–1810 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Mexico

Endemic: Mexico


See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 568. Lemos-Espinal and Dixon, 2013, Amphibians and Reptiles of San Luis Potosí: 24-25, provided an account for San Luis Potosí, Mexico.. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 290, provided a brief account, photograph, and map. Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 798–800, provided an account summarizing systematics, life history, population status, and distribution (including a polygon map). Tepos-Ramírez, Garduño-Fonseca, Peralta-Robles, García-Rubio, and Cervantes Jiménez, 2023, Check List, 19: 269–292, discussed the distribution and conservation status of the species in Queretaro, Mexico.

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