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Chiropterotriton (splayfoot salamanders)

Wikipedia Abstract

Chiropterotriton, also known as splayfoot salamanders or flat-footed salamanders, is a genus of salamanders in the family Plethodontidae. The genus is endemic to Mexico. Chiropterotriton are widely distributed in northern and eastern Mexico. They are an ecologically diverse group, occupying a range of habitats, including cloud forests, pine-oak forests, oak forests, and caves. They may be found in various microhabitats, such as arboreal bromeliads, rock crevices, caves, and terrestrial cover objects. Most species are superficially similar in their appearance, making species delimitation by purely morphological means difficult. However, molecular methods have aided description of new species.
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Chiropterotriton arboreus (Chiropterotriton arborea) (Critically Endangered) (Attributes)
Chiropterotriton aureus (Atzalan Golden Salamander) (Critically Endangered)
Chiropterotriton casasi (Tlapacoyan Salamander) (Critically Endangered)
Chiropterotriton ceronorum (Ceron Family Salamander) (Critically Endangered)
Chiropterotriton chico (El Chico Salamander) (Vulnerable)
Chiropterotriton chiropterus (Chiropterotriton chiroptera) (Critically Endangered) (Attributes)
Chiropterotriton chondrostega (Gristle-headed splayfoot salamander) (Endangered) (Attributes)
Chiropterotriton cieloensis (El Cielo Salamander) (Vulnerable)
Chiropterotriton cracens (Graceful splayfoot salamander) (Vulnerable) (Attributes)
Chiropterotriton dimidiatus (Dwarf splayfoot salamander) (Vulnerable) (Attributes)
Chiropterotriton infernalis
Chiropterotriton lavae (Pigmy splayfoot salamander) (Critically Endangered) (Attributes)
Chiropterotriton magnipes (Bigfoot splayfoot salamander) (Endangered) (Attributes)
Chiropterotriton melipona (Xicotepec Salamander) (Endangered)
Chiropterotriton miquihuanus (Miquihuana Splayfoot Salamander) (Endangered)
Chiropterotriton mosaueri (Cave splayfoot salamander) (Critically Endangered) (Attributes)
Chiropterotriton multidentatus (Toothy splayfoot salamander) (Endangered) (Attributes)
Chiropterotriton nubilus (Cloud Forest Salamander from Cofre de Perote) (Critically Endangered)
Chiropterotriton orculus (orculus splayfoot salamander) (Vulnerable) (Attributes)
Chiropterotriton perotensis (Valle Alegre Salamander) (Critically Endangered)
Chiropterotriton priscus (Primeval Flat-footed Salamander) (Attributes)
Chiropterotriton terrestris (Terrestrial Splayfoot Salamander) (Critically Endangered) (Attributes)
Chiropterotriton totonacus (Cruz Blanca Salamander) (Critically Endangered)

External References

Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0