Cryptotriton nasalis
family: Plethodontidae
subfamily: Hemidactyliinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
See IUCN account.
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None


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.

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Guatemala, Honduras

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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.

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.

Written by Kevin Gin (kevgin AT, URAP
First submitted 2004-04-06
Edited by Tate Tunstall (2004-04-06)

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