|Scientific Name:||Dendrotriton bromeliacius (Schmidt, 1936)|
Chiropterotriton bromeliacia (Schmidt, 1936)
Oedipus bromeliacia Schmidt, 1936
|Taxonomic Source(s):||Frost, D.R. 2013. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 5.6 (9 January 2013). Electronic Database. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. Available at: http://research.amnh.org/herpetology/amphibia/index.html.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Critically Endangered B2ab(iii,v) ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Acevedo, M., Wake, D. & Vasquez, C.|
|Reviewer(s):||Stuart, S.N., Chanson, J.S., Cox, N.A. & Young, B.E.|
Listed as Critically Endangered because its Area of Occupancy is probably less than 10km2, populations are severly fragmented in small areas of declining cloud forest
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
|Range Description:||This species is restricted to south-western Guatemala, being known only from the southern slopes of Volcán Tajumulco and adjacent volcanic highlands in San Marcos, Guatemala. It occurs at elevations of 1,700-2,700m asl.|
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|Population:||It used to be extremely common, but seems to have undergone declines: when it was discovered in the 1930s, nearly 60 specimens were collected just by searching bromeliads at the type locality. Forty years later, they could be found in around half of all bromeliads inspected. It is now even less common (2005) than it was in the 1970s (Carlos Vásquez pers. comm. 2007).|
|Current Population Trend:||Decreasing|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It lives in humid montane forest and forest edges, surviving only in mature old-growth forest. It is a bromeliad specialist. Breeding takes place by direct development and is not dependent upon water.|
|Major Threat(s):||Much of its forest habitat has been cleared for livestock, cultivation of crops, and wood extraction. The reasons behind the decline in density of this species is not known.|
|Conservation Actions:||It has been recorded from the 'Quetzal Reserve' close to Finca Insula in Chiapas, Mexico (Ted Papenfuss and Sean Rovito pers. comm. 2007). This species is in need of improved habitat protection and close population monitoring.|
Campbell, J.A. 2001. Guide to the Reptiles and Amphibians of Guatemala. University of Texas, Arlington, Web published: http://www.uta.edu/biology/campbell.
IUCN. 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 5 October 2008).
Schmidt, K.P. 1936. Guatemalan salamanders of the genus Oedipus. Zoological Series of Field Museum of Natural History: 135-166.
Wake, D.B. 1987. Adaptive radiation of salamanders in Middle American cloud forests. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 74: 242-264.
Wake, D.B. and Lynch, J.F. 1976. The distribution, ecology, and evolutionary history of plethodontid salamanders in tropical America. Science Bulletin of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 25: 1-65.
|Citation:||Acevedo, M., Wake, D. & Vasquez, C. 2008. Dendrotriton bromeliacius. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T59237A11904950.Downloaded on 25 March 2018.|