Nyctanolis pernix Elias and Wake, 1983

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Plethodontidae > Subfamily: Hemidactyliinae > Genus: Nyctanolis > Species: Nyctanolis pernix

Nyctanolis pernix Elias and Wake, 1983, in Rhodin and Miyata (eds.), Adv. Herpetol. Evol. Biol.: 2. Holotype: MVZ 134641, by original designation. Type locality: "Finca Chiblac, 10 km (air) NE Barillas, Huehuetenango, Guatemala, (91° 16′ W, 15° 53′ N), 1370 m (4500 ft) elevation".

English Names

Nimble Long-limbed Salamander (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 13; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 32; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 31).


Parque Nacional Lagunas de Montebello in southern Chiapas (Mexico) and northwest of there near Leyva Velázquez, Municipio de las Margaritas, Chiapas, Mexico, 835–2145 m elevation; in Guatemala on the northeastern slopes of the Sierra de los Cuchumatanes and in the Sierra de las Minas above Puruhlá, Baja Verapaz, Guatemala, 1200-1610 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: 579. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 81, compared this species with others from Central America and provided a map and photograph. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 364, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. Barrio-Amorós, Grünwald, Franz-Chávez, and La Forest, 2016, Mesoam. Herpetol., 3: 534–535, provided a record from Leyva Velázquez, Municipio de las Margaritas, Chiapas, Mexico. 

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