Chiropterotriton aureus García-Castillo, Soto-Pozos, Aguilar-López, Pineda-Arredeondo, and Parra-Olea, 2018

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Plethodontidae > Subfamily: Hemidactyliinae > Genus: Chiropterotriton > Species: Chiropterotriton aureus

Chiropterotriton aureus García-Castillo, Soto-Pozos, Aguilar-López, Pineda-Arredeondo, and Parra-Olea, 2018, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 12 (2: e167): 42. Holotype: IBH 31042, by original designation. Type locality: "Atzalan, Veracruz, 6.5 km N from Atzalan, ejido de desarrollo urbano Quetzalcóatl, Mexico, 1,249 meters (m) above sea level (asl), 19.843138N, 97.231194W". urn:lsid:zoobank.org:act:A288BF9A-589E-42D5-8675-2AA9E6E55865 

English Names

Atzalan Golden Salamander (original publication). 

Distribution

Western side of Sierra de Chiconquiaco, part of the Sierra Madre Oriental in central Veracruz, Mexico, in cloud forest  exclusively in arboreal bromeliads over oaks at 1249 m elevation.  

Comment

Most closely related to Chiropterotriton nubilis and Chiropterotriton chiropterus according to the original publication. 

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