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

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

Chiropterotriton perotensis Parra-Olea, García-Castillo, Rovito, Maisano, Hanken, and Wake, 2020, PeerJ, 8(e8800): 24. Holotype: MVZ 200693, by original designation. Type locality: "14.4 km S (by road surfaced with rocks) Las Vigas de Ramírez at Microwave Station, Valle Alegre, Veracruz, Mexico, 3,020 masl, 19.56917°N, 97.09528°W(EPE = max. error distance 1.142 km)". Zoobank publication registration: 9B4B9DFF-E12B-430D-A541-BA0EBB9B90E6

English Names

Valle Alegre Salamander (original publication). 

Valle Alegre Splayfoot Salamander (Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 804).


Slopes of Cofre de Perote, Veracruz, Mexico, both in pine-and-fir forest and from the tree line to the summit, at elevations from 2950 to 4015 m.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Mexico

Endemic: Mexico


 Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 805, provided an account summarizing systematics, life history, population status, and distribution (including a polygon map).

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