Nototriton abscondens (Taylor, 1948)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Plethodontidae > Subfamily: Hemidactyliinae > Genus: Nototriton > Species: Nototriton abscondens

Chiropterotriton abscondens Taylor, 1948, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 61: 177. Holotype: R.C. Taylor 1414, by original designation; now FMNH 178285, according to Good and Wake, 1993, Herpetol. Monogr., 7: 131-159. Type locality: "Isla Bonita (American Cinchona Plantation), elev. 5500 ft., Volcán Poas, Caribbean drainage", Costa Rica.

Nototriton abscondensGood and Wake, 1993, Herpetol. Monogr., 7: 140.

Nototriton (Nototriton) abscondensDubois and Raffaëlli, 2012, Alytes, 28: 77-161.

English Names

None noted.


Subhumid and humid premontane and humid montane areas of the Cordillera de Tilarán and Cordillera Central of Costa Rica, 1010–2500 m elevation.


Removed from the synonymy of Nototriton picadoi by Good and Wake, 1993, Herpetol. Monogr., 7: 131-159 (who provided an account), where it had been placed by Wake and Lynch, 1976, Sci. Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 25: 59. See account by Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 141-142. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 639. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 76–80, compared this species with others from Central America and provided a map and photograph. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 3661, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. 

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