Nototriton picadoi (Stejneger, 1911)

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

Spelerpes picadoi Stejneger, 1911, Proc. U.S. Natl. Mus., 41: 285. Holotype: USNM 48280, by original designation. Type locality: "La Estrella, southeast of Cartago, [Cartago Province,] Costa Rica".

Oedipus picadoiDunn, 1924, Field Mus. Nat. Hist. Publ., Zool. Ser., 12: 99.

Chiropterotriton picadoiTaylor, 1949, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 33: 279; Wake and Lynch, 1976, Sci. Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 25: 59.

? Pseudoeurycea picadoiTaylor, 1949, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 33: 279.

Nototriton picadoiWake and Elias, 1983, Contrib. Sci. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 345: 11.

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

English Names

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


Northern end of the Cordillera de Talamanca in cloud forest, Costa Rica, 1200–2200 m elevation.


See comment under Nototriton abscondens and account by Good and Wake, 1993, Herpetol. Monogr., 7: 140-141. 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.: 365, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. 

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