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Dendrotriton cuchumatanus (Lynch & Wake, 1975)

Forest bromeliad salamander

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Chiropterotriton cuchumatanus Lynch & Wake, 1975

 

Conservation Status

Last record: 1975

Rediscovered in 2005

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered

 

Distribution

Guatemala

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Lynch, J.F. and Wake, D.B. 1975. Systematics of the Chiropterotriton bromeliacia group (Amphibia: Caudata), with description of two new species from Guatemala. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County - Contributions in Science 265: 1-45.

 

Other references:

Acevedo, M., Wake, D., Vasquez, C. & Rovito, S. 2008. Dendrotriton cuchumatanus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T59238A11905092. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T59238A11905092.en. Downloaded on 12 February 2017.

Collins-Rainboth, A. and Buth, D.G. 1990. A reevaluation of the systematic relationships among species of the genus Dendrotriton (Caudata: Plethodontidae). Copeia 1990(4): 955-960.

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

Wake, D.B. 1987. Adaptive radiation of salamanders in Middle American cloud forests. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 74: 242-264.

 

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