Chiropterotriton nubilus García-Castillo, Soto-Pozos, Aguilar-López, Pineda-Arredondo, and Parra-Olea, 2018

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

Chiropterotriton nubilus García-Castillo, Soto-Pozos, Aguilar-López, Pineda-Arredondo, and Parra-Olea, 2018, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 12 (2: e167): 47. Holotype: IBH 31048, by original designation. Type locality: "Coxmatla, Veracruz, 8.2 km W of Xico, Veracruz, Mexico, 2,023 m asl, 19.433264N, 97.080639W". Zoobank publication registration: 440CB3D6-450A-463B-B3D3-1CCBCBD8670E

English Names

Cloud Forest Salamander from Cofre de Perote (original publication). 

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


Eastern slopes of Cofre de Perote in central Veracruz, Mexico, in bromeliads in cloud forest between 1520 and 2023 m elevation. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Mexico

Endemic: Mexico


Most closely related to Chiropterotriton aureus and Chiropterotriton chiropterus according to the original publication. Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 803, provided an account summarizing systematics, life history, population status, and distribution (including a polygon map). 

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