Chiropterotriton melipona Parra-Olea, García-Castillo, Rovito, Maisano, Hanken, and Wake, 2020

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

Chiropterotriton melipona Parra-Olea, García-Castillo, Rovito, Maisano, Hanken, and Wake, 2020, PeerJ, 8(e8800): 35. Holotype: MVZ 200726, by original designation. Type locality: "Xicotepec de Juárez, 3.3 km S of Hotel Mi Ranchito on Mexican Hwy. 130, 2.1 km E on road to La Unión, Puebla, México, 1,080 masl, 20.227755° N, 97.953269° W (EPE = max. error distance 1.0 km)". Zoobank publication registration: 9B4B9DFF-E12B-430D-A541-BA0EBB9B90E6

English Names

Xicotepec Salamander (original publication). 

Xicotepec Splayfoot Salamander (Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 800–803).


Sierra Norte in the northernmost part of the Mexican state of Puebla near Cuetzalan, Xocoyolo and Xicotepec de Juarez at elevations between 690 and 1420 m; likely occurs between known localities near Cuetzalan and Xicotepec. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Mexico

Endemic: Mexico


 Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 803–804, provided an account summarizing systematics, life history, population status, and distribution (including a polygon map).

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