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Bradytriton silus Wake and Elias, 1983:4

Finca Chiblac salamander

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Last Record: 1976 (July 1977?)

Rediscovered in 2009

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered

 

Distribution

eastern slopes of the Sierra de los Cuchumatanes, extreme north-western Guatemala

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Wake, D.B. and Elias, P. (1983). New genera and a new species of Central American salamanders, with a review of the tropical genera (Amphibia, Caudata, Plethodontidae). Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County - Contributions in Science 345: 1-19.

 

Other references:

Manuel Acevedo, David Wake, Paul Elias, Sean Rovito, Carlos Vasquez, Ted Papenfuss, Paul Elias. (2004). Bradytriton silus. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. (https://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 12 February 2013.

Elias, P. (1984). Salamanders of the northwestern highlands of Guatemala. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County - Contributions in Science 348: 1-20.

Papenfuss, Theodore J. et al. (2010). Rediscovery of the Endangered and Critically Endangered endemic Guatemalan salamanders. FrogLog 93: 1-4.

https://www.rainforesttrust.org/news/salamanders-lost-salamanders-found-salamanders-saved/

https://extinctanimals.proboards.com/thread/13219/bradytriton-silus

 

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