Bigfoot splayfoot salamander
|Bigfoot splayfoot salamander|
The bigfoot splayfoot salamander (Chiropterotriton magnipes), also known as the big-footed salamander, is a species of salamander in the family Plethodontidae. It is endemic to Mexico and only known from north-eastern Queretaro, at elevations of 1,300–1,810 m (4,270–5,940 ft) asl.
Its natural habitats are caves and crevices in pine-oak forest. It has also been spotted in a tunnel under a church. It is threatened by habitat loss: removing the forest causes caves to dry up. The species has never been common.
- IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group (2020). "Chiropterotriton magnipes". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2020: e.T59227A3077636. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2020-2.RLTS.T59227A3077636.en. Retrieved 14 November 2021.
- Rabb, G. B. (1965). "A new salamander of the genus Chiropterotriton (Caudata: Plethodontidae) from Mexico". Breviora (Museum of Comparative Zoology, Cambridge, Massachusetts). 235: 1–8.
- Frost, Darrel R. (2015). "Chiropterotriton magnipes Rabb, 1965". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 23 August 2015.