Nototriton maximo Kubicki, Reyes, and Arias, 2022

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

Nototriton (Nototriton) maximo Kubicki, Reyes, and Arias, 2022, Zootaxa, 5194: 485. Holotype. UCR 23689, by original designation. Type locality: "Costa Rica: Provincia de Guanacaste: Cantón de Tiláran: Distrito de Tronadora: edge of road approximately 3 kilometers NNW of the entrance to the Santa Elena Reserve, Monteverde, ca. 1425 m a.s.l." Zoobank publication registration: EB6859A0-935C-44BF-9B2C-7FDF6FE76793

English Names

Maximo's Moss Salamander (original publication). 


Currently only known to inhabit two very small distinct cloud forest regions in northwestern Costa Rica; the first region is along the continental divide just north and northwest of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve; the second region is along the northern slopes of the Rincón de la Vieja Volcano. The known elevational range is ca. 1425–1600 m. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Costa Rica

Endemic: Costa Rica


Molecular and morphological markers and a dot map of the species provided in the original publication. 

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