|Scientific Name:||Chiropterotriton arboreus|
|Species Authority:||(Taylor, 1941)|
Bolitoglossa arborea Taylor, 1941
Chiropterotriton arborea (Taylor, 1944) [orth. error]
|Taxonomic Source(s):||Frost, D.R. 2015. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. New York, USA. Available at: http://research.amnh.org/herpetology/amphibia/index.html.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Critically Endangered B1ab(i,ii,iii) ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group|
|Contributor(s):||Wake, D., Parra-Olea, G., Hanken, J., Arias Caballero, P., Rovito, S. & Papenfuss, T.|
|Facilitator/Compiler(s):||Hobin, L. & Arias Caballero, P.|
Listed as Critically Endangered because its extent of occurrence (EOO) is 14 km2, it occurs in one threat-defined location and there is a continuing decline in its extent of occurrence, area of occupancy and quality and extent of its habitat.
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|Range Description:||This species is only known from a small patch of forest around Tianguistengo in north-eastern Hidalgo, Mexico, between 1,900-2,100 m asl. It occurs in one threat-defined location and its extent of occurrence (EOO) and area of occupancy (AOO) is 14 km2.|
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|Population:||Only one individual of this species had been found by Parra-Olea et al. (1999) since the 1980s, until it was recorded again in 2010 (S. Rovito pers. comm. Red List Assessment Workshop December 2014). Due to ongoing declines in its habitat quality and extent, the population is suspected to be decreasing.|
|Current Population Trend:||Decreasing|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It inhabits humid pine-oak or cloud forests, where it lives in bromeliads and reproduces by direct development.|
|Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:||Yes|
|Movement patterns:||Not a Migrant|
|Use and Trade:||There are no records of this species being utilized.|
|Major Threat(s):||Since this species is dependent upon bromeliads in trees, the major threat to it is deforestation and fragmentation, which is taking place at the site due to expanding agricultural development and extraction of wood. Fire is also a threat as most of the agricultural practices in the region use slash and burn methods (P. Arias Caballero pers. comm. August 2015).|
This species occurs on private land and is not found in any protected areas. This species is protected by Mexican law under the "Special Protection" category (Pr).
Protection of the forests in the Huasteca region is urgently required.
|Citation:||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2016. Chiropterotriton arboreus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T59221A53977787.Downloaded on 21 October 2016.|
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