Ixalotriton niger Wake and Johnson, 1989

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Plethodontidae > Subfamily: Hemidactyliinae > Genus: Ixalotriton > Species: Ixalotriton niger

English Names

Black Jumping Salamander (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 12; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 34).

Jumping Salamander (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 32).


Known from the montane rainforest in the immediate vicinity of the type locality, near Berriozábal in northwestern Chiapas, Mexico, 1200 m elevation, and in two small caves at Cerro Baul, on the southwestern border of Chiapas with Oaxaca, 1592 and 2000 m elevation.


Raffaëlli, 2007, Les Urodèles du Monde: 225, provided a brief account and map. 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: 577. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 91–92, compared this species with others from Central America and provided a map and photograph. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 288–289, provided a brief account, photograph, and map. Rovito, Muñoz-Alonso, Lamoreux, McKnight, and Parra-Olea, 2017, J. Herpetol., 51: 590–594, reported and discussed the Cerro Baul, Chiapas, Mexico, population. 

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