Chiropterotriton dimidiatus (Taylor, 1940)

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

Bolitoglossa dimidiata Taylor, 1940 "1939", Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 26: 408. Holotype: EHT-HMS 17677, by original designation; now FMNH 100023 according to Marx, 1976, Fieldiana, Zool., 69: 36. Type locality: "Guerrero, near Mineral del Monte, Southern Hidalgo, Mexico".

Chiropterotriton dimidiataTaylor, 1944, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 30: 216.

Chiropterotriton dimidiatusRabb, 1958, Occas. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 587: 32.

English Names

Dwarf Splayfoot Salamander (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 11; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 30).

Dwarf Flat-footed Salamander (Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 30).

Distribution

High elevations in southeastern Hidalgo, Mexico, ca. 3033 m elevation.

Comment

See brief account by Rabb, 1958, Occas. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 587: 32-34. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 290, provided a brief account, photograph, and map. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 567. Campbell, Streicher, Cox, and Brodie, 2014, S. Am. J. Herpetol.: 231, provided a useful table of updated comparative morphology of the species. 

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