Cryptotriton García-París and Wake, 2000

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Plethodontidae > Subfamily: Hemidactyliinae > Genus: Cryptotriton
7 species

Cryptotriton García-París and Wake, 2000, Copeia, 2000: 58. Type species: Oedipus nasalis Dunn, 1924, by original designation.

English Names

Hidden Salamanders (Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 30).


Mountains of northern Oaxaca, Mexico, through northern Chiapas, Mexico, the highlands of Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, and the Sierra de las Minas, eastern Guatemala, to the Cordillera del Merendón and associated uplands in extreme northeastern Honduras.


See García-París and Wake, 2000, Copeia, 2000: 42-70, for discussion of systematic history of this group; all species were formerly included in Nototriton. See García-París and Wake, 2000, Copeia, 2000: 42-70, for discussion of phylogenetics. In the tribe Bolitoglossini of Vieites, Nieto-Roman, Wake, and Wake, 2011, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 59: 633. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 70–71, provided a brief summary of natural history, a key to the species of Central America, and range maps and photographs of the species. McCranie and Rovito, 2014, Zootaxa, 3795: 61-70, provided revisionary comments and provided a map and phylogenetic tree for the genus.  Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 360–361, provided brief accounts for the species, photographs, and range map. Rovito, Vázquez-Almazán, Papenfuss, Parra-Olea, and Wake, 2015, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 175: 150–166, reported on biogeography and evolution within the genus. 

Contained taxa (7 sp.):

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