Cave splayfoot salamander

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Cave splayfoot salamander
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Caudata
Family: Plethodontidae
Genus: Chiropterotriton
Species: C. mosaueri
Binomial name
Chiropterotriton mosaueri
Woodall, 1941

The Cave Splayfoot Salamander (Chiropterotriton mosaueri) is a species of salamander in the family Plethodontidae. It is endemic to Mexico. Its natural habitat is caves. It is threatened by habitat loss.

In 2010, this species was observed for the first time since its 1941 description.[1]


  1. ^ Black, R. 2010. 'Lost' frogs found after decades. BBC News, September 22, 2010.