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Dendrotriton cuchumatanus (Cuchumatanas bromeliad salamander)

Wikipedia Abstract

Dendrotriton cuchumatanus 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 threatened by habitat loss.
View Wikipedia Record: Dendrotriton cuchumatanus

Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Dendrotriton cuchumatanus

EDGE Analysis

This species inhabits high-elevation, very humid oak forest, where individuals have been found under moss and bark on large fallen trees. It is threatened by habitat destruction, and extensive forest clearance for timber around the only known locality of this species has left only a small remnant patch of oak forest. It is not known for certain whether this species survives in the wild.
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: Dendrotriton cuchumatanus


Litters / Year [1]  1


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Central American pine-oak forests Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Coniferous Forests
Chiapas montane forests Mexico Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Biodiversity Hotspots

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

Range Map


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
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License