> Cryptotriton monzoni
Cryptotriton monzoni (Monzón's moss salamander)
Monzon's Hidden Salamander, (Cryptotriton monzoni) is a species of salamander in the Plethodontidae family.It is endemic to Guatemala. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is critically endangered by habitat loss.
Very little is known about Monzóns moss salamander because it was only collected once in the late 1990s. It lives in lower montane moist forest in cloud forest conditions, where it has been found living in bromeliads. The major threat to this species is habitat loss around La Unión as a result of extensive logging and agricultural encroachment. It is presumed to be a very rare.
Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0)
Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 20.48
EDGE Score: 5.84
Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) Sites
Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama
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