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Chiropterotriton magnipes (Bigfoot splayfoot salamander)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The bigfoot splayfoot salamander or big-footed salamander (Chiropterotriton magnipes) is a species of salamander in the family Plethodontidae. It is endemic to Mexico and only known from northeastern Queretaro, at elevations of 1,300–1,810 m (4,270–5,940 ft) asl. Its natural habitats are caves and crevices in pine-oak forest. It has also been spotted in a tunnel under a church. It is threatened by habitat loss: removing the forest causes caves to dry up. The species has never been common, but searches in recent years has failed to locate it.
View Wikipedia Record: Chiropterotriton magnipes

Endangered Species

Status: Endangered
View IUCN Record: Chiropterotriton magnipes

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 19.78
EDGE Score: 5.81
View EDGE Record: Chiropterotriton magnipes


Adult Length [1]  5 inches (13.44 cm)
Litters / Year [1]  1


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Sierra Madre Oriental pine-oak forests Mexico, United States Nearctic Tropical and Subtropical Coniferous Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Reserva de la Biosfera Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve VI 955579 Queretaro, Mexico  

Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) Sites

Name  Location   Map   Climate   Land Use 
Peña Blanca/Sierra Gorda Mexico

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Madrean Pine-Oak Woodlands Mexico, United States No
Mesoamerica Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama No

Range Map

External References


Attributes / relations provided by
1Oliveira, Brunno Freire; São-Pedro, Vinícius Avelar; Santos-Barrera, Georgina; Penone, Caterina; C. Costa, Gabriel. (2017) AmphiBIO, a global database for amphibian ecological traits. Sci. Data.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 Wildfinder Database
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
AZE sites provided by Alliance for Zero Extinction (2010). 2010 AZE Update.
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0