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Chiropterotriton mosaueri (Cave splayfoot salamander)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The Cave Splayfoot Salamander (Chiropterotriton mosaueri) is a species of salamander in the Plethodontidae family. It is endemic to Mexico. Its natural habitat is caves. It is threatened by habitat loss. In 2010, this species was observed for the first time since its 1941 description.
View Wikipedia Record: Chiropterotriton mosaueri

EDGE Analysis

Very little is known about this species because it has rarely been seen; nearly 70 years passed from the formal discovery of the cave splayfoot salamander in the early 1940s, until it was seen again by a scientist in 2010. Cave splayfoot salamanders are found crawling about on the damp walls in near-total darkness. Forest clearance around its former habitat has resulted in the drying out of caves that used to contain this species.
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
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Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Map Climate Land
Use
Sierra Madre Oriental pine-oak forests Mexico, United States Nearctic Tropical and Subtropical Coniferous Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Map Climate Land Use
Los Marmoles National Park II 57205 Hidalgo, Mexico      

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website Map
Madrean Pine-Oak Woodlands Mexico, United States No

Range Map

Link to Map
Middle America;

Photos

Citations

Species recognized by , , in Catalog of Life 2011
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder
Protected Areas provided by Le Saout, S., Hoffmann, M., Shi, Y., Hughes, A., Bernard, C., Brooks, T.M., Bertzky, B., Butchart, S.H.M., Stuart, S.N., Badman, T. & Rodrigues, A.S.L. (2013) Protected areas and effective biodiversity conservation. Science, 342, 803–805
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Biodiversity Hotspots, Conservation International
Images provided by Google Image Search
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