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Bolitoglossa riletti (Rilett's mushroomtongue salamander)

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Wikipedia Abstract

Rilett's climbing salamander, Rilett's mushroomtongue salamander, or simply Rilett's salamander (Bolitoglossa riletti) is a species of salamander in the family Plethodontidae. It is endemic to Mexico and only known from the vicinity of its type locality near Putla, Oaxaca. It inhabits secondary tropical semi-deciduous forest, and also shaded banana and coffee plantations. It is an arboreal salamander, most often found in the leaf axils of red banana trees and other large-leaved plants. Despite living in modified habitats, it is threatened by changing agricultural practices.
View Wikipedia Record: Bolitoglossa riletti

Endangered Species

Status: Endangered
View IUCN Record: Bolitoglossa riletti

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 14.9
EDGE Score: 4.85


Adult Length [1]  2.161 inches (5.49 cm)
Litters / Year [1]  1


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Sierra Madre del Sur pine-oak forests Mexico Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Coniferous Forests

Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) Sites

Name  Location   Map   Climate   Land Use 
Centro Sierra Triqui-Mixteca Mexico

Biodiversity Hotspots

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

Range Map


Middle America;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Oliveira, Brunno Freire; São-Pedro, Vinícius Avelar; Santos-Barrera, Georgina; Penone, Caterina; C. Costa, Gabriel. (2017) AmphiBIO, a global database for amphibian ecological traits. Sci. Data.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
AZE sites provided by Alliance for Zero Extinction (2010). 2010 AZE Update.
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License