Overview

Comprehensive Description

Description

Cryptotriton nasalis is a generally dark brown salamander, usually with pale brown coloration along the dorsal surface of the limbs and tail. Enlarged nostril openings, well-developed labial protuberances and a broadly rounded snout are also observed in this species. A slightly constricted tail, with slender, relatively long limbs. Usually displaying one and a half to three costal folds between adpressed limbs in males, and two and a half to three and a half costal folds between females.

This account was based on the description found in (McCranie and Wilson 2002).

  • McCranie, J. R., and Wilson, L. D. (2002). ''The Amphibians of Honduras.'' Contributions to Herpetology, Vol 19. K. Adler and T. D. Perry, eds., Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, Ithaca, New York.
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Description

Cryptotriton nasalis is a generally dark brown salamander, usually with pale brown coloration along the dorsal surface of the limbs and tail. Enlarged nostril openings, well-developed labial protuberances and a broadly rounded snout are also observed in this species. A slightly constricted tail, with slender, relatively long limbs. Usually displaying one and a half to three costal folds between adpressed limbs in males, and two and a half to three and a half costal folds between females.

This account was based on the description found in (McCranie and Wilson 2002).

  • McCranie, J. R., and Wilson, L. D. (2002). ''The Amphibians of Honduras.'' Contributions to Herpetology, Vol 19. K. Adler and T. D. Perry, eds., Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, Ithaca, New York.
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Distribution

Distribution and Habitat

This species can be found within moderate to intermediate elevations (1220 to 2200 meters) of northwestern Honduras in the Sierra de Omoa and likely adjacent Guatemala.

  • McCranie, J. R., and Wilson, L. D. (2002). ''The Amphibians of Honduras.'' Contributions to Herpetology, Vol 19. K. Adler and T. D. Perry, eds., Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, Ithaca, New York.
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Distribution and Habitat

This species can be found within moderate to intermediate elevations (1220 to 2200 meters) of northwestern Honduras in the Sierra de Omoa and likely adjacent Guatemala.

  • McCranie, J. R., and Wilson, L. D. (2002). ''The Amphibians of Honduras.'' Contributions to Herpetology, Vol 19. K. Adler and T. D. Perry, eds., Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, Ithaca, New York.
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Physical Description

Type Information

Paratype for Cryptotriton nasalis
Catalog Number: USNM 103337
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Amphibians & Reptiles
Preparation: Ethanol
Year Collected: 1923
Locality: San Pedro, Cortés, Honduras
Elevation (m): 1372 to 1372
  • Paratype: Dunn, E. R. 1924. Field. Mus. Nat. Hist. Publ., Zool. Ser. 12 (7): 97.
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Paratype for Cryptotriton nasalis
Catalog Number: USNM 103336
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Amphibians & Reptiles
Preparation: Ethanol
Year Collected: 1923
Locality: San Pedro, Cortés, Honduras
Elevation (m): 1372 to 1372
  • Paratype: Dunn, E. R. 1924. Field. Mus. Nat. Hist. Publ., Zool. Ser. 12 (7): 97.
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Wikipedia

Cortez' hidden salamander

Cortez' Hidden Salamander (Cryptotriton nasalis) is a species of salamander in the Plethodontidae family, the first to be described in genus Cryptotriton. It is found in Honduras and possibly Guatemala. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, and it is threatened by habitat loss.

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