Nyctanolis pernix Elias & Wake, 1983

Nimble long-limbed salamander



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


IUCN RedList status: Endangered



Guatemala & Mexico


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Elias, P. and Wake, D. B. (1983). Nyctanolis pernix, a new genus and species of plethodontid salamander from northwestern Guatemala and Chiapas, Mexico. In: Rhodin, G.J. and Miyati, K. (eds), Advances in Herpetology and Evolutionary Biology: Essays in Honors of Ernest E. Williams, pp. 1-12. Museum of Comparative Zoology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.


Other references:

Elias, P. (1984). Salamanders of the northwestern highlands of Guatemala. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County - Contributions in Science 348: 1-20.

Parra-Olea, G., Wake, D., Acevedo, M., Vasquez, C. and Rovito, S. (2008). Nyctanolis pernix. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T59304A11910010. . Downloaded on 26 September 2015.

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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