Nyctanolis pernix

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Nyctanolis pernix
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Caudata
Family: Plethodontidae
Subfamily: Bolitoglossinae
Genus: Nyctanolis
Elias & Wake, 1983
Species: N. pernix
Binomial name
Nyctanolis pernix
Elias & Wake, 1983

Nyctanolis pernix, also commonly referred to as Long-limbed Salamander is a species of salamander in the family Plethodontidae, which is characterized by its absence of lungs; it instead achieve respiration through its skin and the tissues lining the mouth. It is monotypic within the genus Nyctanolis.[citation needed] It is found in Guatemala and Mexico. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.


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