Nototriton lignicola McCranie and Wilson, 1997

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

Nototriton lignicola McCranie and Wilson, 1997, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 110: 369. Holotype: USNM 497539, by original designation. Type locality: "Cerro de Enmedio (15° 06′ N, 86° 44′ W) along the trail above the Monte Escondido campground, Parque Nacional La Muralla, 1780 m elev., Departamento de Olancho, Honduras".

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

English Names

None noted.


Known from the vicinity of the type locality at intermediate elevations (1760–1780 m) of Cerro de Enmedio in the northwestern portion of Olancho, and and ca. 45 km to the west in the Parque Nacional Montaña de Yoro in the northern Depto. Francisco Morazán, at 1829 m, all on the Atlantic versant of Honduras.


Most similar to Nototriton barbouri according to the original publication. See accounts by McCranie and Wilson, 2002, Amph. Honduras: 145–147, and McCranie and Wilson, 2003, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 762: 1–2. McCranie, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 36, summarized the departmental distribution in Honduras. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 578. Townsend, Luque-Montes, and Wilson, 2011, Salamandra, 47: 50–54. 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.: 370, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. 

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