Nyctanolis Elias and Wake, 1983

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Plethodontidae > Subfamily: Hemidactyliinae > Genus: Nyctanolis
1 species

Nyctanolis Elias and Wake, 1983, in Rhodin and Miyata (eds.), Adv. Herpetol. Evol. Biol.: 2. Type species: Nyctanolis pernix Elias and Wake, 1983, by original designation.

English Names

Long-limbed Salamanders (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 13; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 32; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 31).


Known only from a very limited area along the border separating Chiapas (Mexico) and Guatemala, on the northeastern slopes of the Sierra de los Cuchumatanes and in the Sierra de las Minas above Puruhlá, Baja Verapaz, east-central Guatemala.


In the tribe Bolitoglossini of Vieites, Nieto-Roman, Wake, and Wake, 2011, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 59: 633. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 81, provided a brief summary of natural history, compared this genus with others from Central America, and provided a map and photograph.

Contained taxa (1 sp.):

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