Cryptotriton veraepacis (Lynch and Wake, 1978)

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

Chiropterotriton veraepacis Lynch and Wake, 1978, Contrib. Sci. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 294: 2. Holotype: MVZ 112499, by original designation. Type locality: "4.2 km (by road) S Purulhá, Baja Verapaz, Guatemala, . . . . at elevations between 1740 and 1780 meters".

Nototriton veraepacisWake and Elias, 1983, Contrib. Sci. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 345: 12.

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

English Names

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


Eastern Guatemala in the Sierra de las Minas and nearby mountains above 1610–2290 m elevation.


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: 570. 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.: 360, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. 

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