Cryptotriton alvarezdeltoroi (Papenfuss and Wake, 1987)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Plethodontidae > Subfamily: Hemidactyliinae > Genus: Cryptotriton > Species: Cryptotriton alvarezdeltoroi

Nototriton alvarezdeltoroi Papenfuss and Wake, 1987, Acta Zool. Mexicana, N.S., 21: 9. Holotype: MVZ 158942, by original designation. Type locality: "21.5 miles (34. 6 km) N (by Mex. Hwy. 195) of Jitotol, Chiapas, Mexico, 1550 m (5100 feet)".

Cryptotriton alvarezdeltoroiGarcía-París and Wake, 2000, Copeia, 2000: 58.

English Names

Alvarez del Toro's Salamander (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 12; 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 the type locality (Jitotol) and one nearby locality on the Caribbean slopes of the Mesa Central of Chiapas, Mexico, 1200–1550 m elevation.


See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 569. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 70–72, compared this species with others from Central America and provided a map and photograph. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 361, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. 

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