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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Caudata
Family: Plethodontidae
Genus: Cryptotriton
García-París & Wake, 2000

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Cryptotriton or Hidden Salamanders is a genus of salamander in the family Plethodontidae, endemic to Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala. Most species in this genus are endangered or critically endangered with Cryptotriton sierraminensis being data deficient according to the IUCN.


The following eight species are included in this genus:

Binomial Name and Author Common Name
Cryptotriton adelos
Papenfuss & Wake, 1987
Sierra Juarez hidden salamander
Cryptotriton alvarezdeltoroi
Papenfuss & Wake, 1987
Alvarez del Toro's hidden salamander
Cryptotriton monzoni
Campbell & Smith, 1998
Monzon's hidden salamander
Cryptotriton nasalis
Dunn, 1924
Cortes salamander
Cryptotriton necopinus
McCranie & Rovito, 2014
Cryptotriton sierraminensis
Vasquez-Almazan, Rovito, Good & Wake, 2009
Sierra de las Minas hidden salamander
Cryptotriton veraepacis
Lynch & Wake, 1978
Baja Verapaz salamander
Cryptotriton xucaneborum
Rovito, Vásquez-Almazán, Papenfuss, Parra-Olea & Wake, 2015
Cryptotriton wakei
Campbell & Smith, 1998
Wake's hidden salamander

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