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Cryptotriton monzoni (Monzón's moss salamander)

Wikipedia Abstract

Monzon's Hidden Salamander, (Cryptotriton monzoni) is a species of salamander in the family Plethodontidae.It is endemic to Guatemala. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is critically endangered by habitat loss.
View Wikipedia Record: Cryptotriton monzoni

Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Cryptotriton monzoni

EDGE Analysis

Very little is known about Monzón’s 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) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 20.48
EDGE Score: 5.84
View EDGE Record: Cryptotriton monzoni


Adult Length [1]  1.787 inches (4.54 cm)
Litters / Year [1]  1

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
La Unión Regional Municipal Park 8073 Zacapa, Guatemala  

Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) Sites

Name  Location   Map   Climate   Land Use 
Cerro del Mono Guatemala

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Mesoamerica Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama Yes

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.
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 Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
AZE sites provided by Alliance for Zero Extinction (2010). 2010 AZE Update.
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