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Chiropterotriton lavae (Pigmy splayfoot salamander)

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Wikipedia Abstract

Chiropterotriton lavae is a species of salamander in the Plethodontidae family. It is endemic to Mexico. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests and heavily degraded former forest. It is threatened by habitat loss.
View Wikipedia Record: Chiropterotriton lavae

Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Chiropterotriton lavae

EDGE Analysis

This species is a moderately sized splayfoot salamander that inhabits forest habitat, where it is often found between the leaves of bromeliads growing on trees. It has declined in the wild in recent years due to the destruction of forest within its former range by the expansion of mining operations, reducing available habitat for this species to just 15 hectares.
Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
9
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
78
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 19.78
EDGE Score: 5.81
View EDGE Record: Chiropterotriton lavae

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Map Climate Land
Use
Oaxacan montane forests Mexico Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt pine-oak forests Mexico Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Coniferous Forests

Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) Sites

Name  Location   Map   Climate   Land Use 
Veracruz/Puebla Volcanoes Mexico

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website Map
Madrean Pine-Oak Woodlands Mexico, United States No
Mesoamerica Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama No

Range Map

Link to Map
Middle America;

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Citations

Species recognized by , , ITIS Global: The Integrated Taxonomic Information System in Catalog of Life 2011
Endangered Status provided by IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2 <www.iucnredlist.org> Downloaded on 11 April 2013.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Biodiversity Hotspots, Conservation International
AZE sites provided by Alliance for Zero Extinction (2010). 2010 AZE Update.
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
EDGE analysis provided by EDGE of Existence programme, Zoological Society of London
Range map provided by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), Conservation International & NatureServe.
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access