Chiropterotriton multidentatus (Taylor, 1939)

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

Oedipus multidentatus Taylor, 1939 "1938", Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 25: 289. Holotype: MCZ 14812, by original designation. Type locality: "Alvarez (km 53 on Potosi and Rio Verde R.R.), San Luis Potosí, Mexico, elevation 8,000 feet".

Bolitoglossa multidentataTaylor, 1940 "1939", Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 26: 407.

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

Chiropterotriton multidentatusRabb, 1958, Occas. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 587: 5.

English Names

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

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


Pine and pine-oak woodland of southeastern Hidalgo, Tlaxcala, and south-central San Luis Potosí, Mexico, 1070 to 2440 m elevation. 


Darda, 1994, Herpetologica, 50: 164-187, suggested that specimens from Hidalgo, referred previously to this binominal, are of an unnamed species. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 291–292, provided a brief account, photograph, and map, as well as noting an unnamed species in the Parque Nacional El Chico, in Hidalgo, 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: 26, provided an account for San Luis Potosí, Mexico. Campbell, Streicher, Cox, and Brodie, 2014, S. Am. J. Herpetol.: 231, provided a useful table of updated comparative morphology of the species. See comments by Rovito and Parra-Olea, 2015, Zootaxa, 4048: 57–74. Lemos-Espinal and Dixon, 2016, Amph. Rept. Hidalgo: 336, provided a brief account and map for Hidalgo, Mexico.  

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