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Ambystoma altamirani (Mountain stream siredon)

Synonyms: Rhyacosiredon altamirani; Rhyacosiredon zempoalaensis

Endangered Species

Status: Endangered
View IUCN Record: Ambystoma altamirani

EDGE Analysis

The mountain stream siredon belongs to the family Ambystomatidae, or “the mole salamanders”, which diverged from all other salamanders in the Early Cretaceous period over 140 million years ago. This is around five million years before the koala and dolphin lineages diverged from their common ancestor. It occurs in isolated populations on high mountains to the south and west of the Valley of Mexico in the central state of México, southern Distrito Federal, and northwestern Morelos, Mexico. Now categorised as Critically Endangered, the forest and streams which it inhabits urgently need conserving to secure its survival before it falls victim to extinction.
Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
21
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
79
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 42.62
EDGE Score: 5.86
View EDGE Record: Ambystoma altamirani

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Map Climate Land
Use
Central Mexican matorral Mexico Nearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt pine-oak forests Mexico Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Coniferous Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Map Climate Land Use
Cobio Chichinautzin Flora and Fauna Protection Area 92175 Mexico  
El Tepozteco National Park II   Morelos, 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;

Photos

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
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
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