Chiropterotriton lavae (Taylor, 1942)

Pigmy splayfoot salamander, Pigmy flat-footed salamander



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

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


Conservation Status


IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered



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


Biology & Ecology




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

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






Original scientific description:

Taylor, E. H. (1942). New Caudata and Salientia from México. University of Kansas Science Bulletin 28: 295-323.


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. . 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.


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