Chiropterotriton mosaueri (Woodall, 1941)

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

Oedipus mosaueri Woodall, 1941, Occas. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 444: 1. Holotype: UMMZ 88839, by original designation. Type locality: "Durango, Hidalgo, Mexico, at 7200 feet [elevation]".

Chiropterotriton mosaueriTaylor, 1944, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 30: 216.

Chiropterotriton mosauriPeters, 1952, Occas. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 539: 7. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

English Names

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

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

Durango Cave Splayfoot Salamander (Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 800).


Caves in the vicinity of Durango (town), northwestern Hidalgo, Mexico, 2160 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Mexico

Endemic: Mexico


Darda, 1994, Herpetologica, 50: 164-187, noted that this form may be conspecific with Chiropterotriton multidentatusRaffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 291, provided a brief account, photograph, and map. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 568. Campbell, Streicher, Cox, and Brodie, 2014, S. Am. J. Herpetol.: 231, provided a useful table of updated comparative morphology of the species. Lemos-Espinal and Dixon, 2016, Amph. Rept. Hidalgo: 335, provided a brief account and map for Hidalgo, Mexico. Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 800, provided an account summarizing systematics, life history, population status, and distribution (including a polygon map).  

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