Cryptotriton xucaneborum Rovito, Vázquez-Almazán, Papenfuss, Parra-Olea, and Wake, 2015

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

Cryptotriton xucaneborum Rovito, Vázquez-Almazán, Papenfuss, Parra-Olea, and Wake, 2015, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 175: 157. Holotype: MVZ 263575, by original designation. Type locality: "Guatemala, Departamento Alta Verapaz, Municipio Senahú, 3.8 km S (by road) Finca El Volcán, 15.46102° N 89.87055° W (WGS84 datum), 1370 m". 

English Names

Sierra de Xucaneb Hidden Salamander (original publication). 


Known from type locality (Municipio Senahú and Municipio Tucurú, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, both in the Sierra de Xucaneb, 1370 and 20145 m elevation. 


The sister taxon of Cryptotriton veraepacis, and confused with it prior to description, according to the original publication. 

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