Pygmy splayfoot salamander

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Pygmy splayfoot salamander
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Urodela
Family: Plethodontidae
Genus: Chiropterotriton
Species: C. lavae
Binomial name
Chiropterotriton lavae
(Taylor, 1942)[2]

Bolitoglossa lavae Taylor, 1942

The pygmy splayfoot salamander or pygmy flat-footed salamander (Chiropterotriton larvae) is a species of salamander in the family Plethodontidae. It is endemic to the central-western Veracruz state, Mexico.[3] Its natural habitats are pine-oak and cloud forests at about 1,200 m (3,900 ft) altitude. It lives in bromeliads. It is threatened by severe habitat loss caused by logging and mining.[1]


  1. ^ a b Gabriela Parra-Olea; David Wake; Jean Raffaelli; James Hanken (2008). "Chiropterotriton lavae". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 11 January 2015. 
  2. ^ Taylor, E. H. (1942). "New Caudata and Salientia from México". University of Kansas Science Bulletin. 28: 295–323. 
  3. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Chiropterotriton lavae (Taylor, 1942)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 11 January 2015.