Chiropterotriton mosaueri (Woodall, 1941)

Cave splayfoot salamander



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Oedipus mosauri Woodall, 1941 (original combination)


Conservation Status

Last record: 1941

Rediscovered in 2010

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered









"Oedipus mosauri Woodall=Chiropterotriton irzosnuri (Woodall) Occ. Papers Mus. Zool. Univ. Rilich., No. 441, July 18, 1941, p. 2. HOLOTYPE, 88839. Mexico: Hidalgo; Durango, 7260 feet. R. Livingston and H . Woodall, June 20, 1937.
PARATYPES, 88840-42. Data as for Holotype. N.B. T h e data for the paratypes in the original paper are in error, the numbers being given as 888390-93." (Peters, 1952:7)






Original scientific description:

Woodall, Harold T. (1941). A new Mexican salamander of the genus Oedipus. Ocassional Papers of the Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan 444: 1-4


Other references:

Conservation International. (2011). Global search for “lost” frogs yields few findings, important warnings. Available:​ssreleases/Pages/Global-Search-Lost-Frog​s-Findings.aspx

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

IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2016. Chiropterotriton mosaueri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T59228A53978546. Downloaded on 12 March 2018.

Peters, James A. (1952). Catalogue of type specimens in the herpetological collection of the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology. Occasional Papers of the Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan 539: 1-55.

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.


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