Nototriton limnospectator McCranie, Wilson, and Polisar, 1998

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

Nototriton limnospectator McCranie, Wilson, and Polisar, 1998, Herpetologica, 54: 455. Holotype: UF 98460, by original designation. Type locality: "northwestern side of Montaña de Santa Bárbara southwest of San Luís de los Planes (14° 56′ N, 88° 08′ W), 1910 m elevation, Departamento de Santa Bárbara, Honduras".

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

English Names

None noted.


Cloud forest in Parque Nacional Santa Barbara in intermediate elevations (1640–1980 m) of the Montaña de Santa Bárbara and 20-–25 km east in the Parque Nacional Cerro Azul Meámbar, in the Departamento Cortés, on the Atlantic versant of western Honduras,


Mostly closely related to Nototriton barbouri and Nototriton lignicola according to the original publication. See account by McCranie and Wilson, 2003, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 763: 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, provided a range extension and discussed the range. 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.: 368, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. 

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