Chiropterotriton lavae (Taylor, 1942)

Pigmy splayfoot salamander, Pigmy flat-footed salamander

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Bolitoglossa lavae Taylor, 1942 (original combination)

 

Conservation Status

Rediscovered

 

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered

 

Distribution

La Joya, Veracruz State (central-western), Mexico

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

Holotype: EHT–HMS No. 28937 (Smith & Taylor, 1948:32)

Type locality: "2 miles west of La Joya, Veracruz, Mexico" (Smith & Taylor, 1948:32)

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Taylor, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., vol. 28, 1942, pp. 295-298, pl. 27, figs. 5-6.

 

Other references:

Darda, D. 1994. Allozyme variation and morphological evolution among Mexican salamanders of the genus Chiropterotriton. Herpetologica 50: 164-187.

Parra-Olea, G., García-París, M. and Wake, D.B. 1999. Status of some populations of Mexican salamanders. Revista de Biologia Tropical: 217-223.

Parra-Olea, G., Papenfuss, T.J. and Wake, D.B. 2001. New species of lungless salamanders of the genus Pseudoeurycea (Amphibia: Caudata: Plethodontidae) from Veracruz, Mexico. Scientific papers of the Natural History Museum of the University of Kansas: 1-9.

Gabriela Parra-Olea, David Wake, Jean Raffaelli, James Hanken. (2008). Chiropterotriton lavae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T59226A11902427. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T59226A11902427.en . Downloaded on 10 October 2015.

Smith, Hobart M. and Taylor, Edward H. (1948). An Annotated Checklist and Key to the Amphibia of Mexico. Bulletin of the United States National Museum 194: iv + 118 pp.

Taylor, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., vol. 30, 1944, p. 216.

Wake, D.B. 1987. Adaptive radiation of salamanders in Middle American cloud forests. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 74: 242-264.

https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/mexico-amphibian-redlist-assessment-forum/assessments/1122-chiropterotriton-lavae

https://extinctanimals.proboards.com/thread/19739/chiropterotriton-lavae-pigmy-splayfoot-salamander

 

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