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Nototriton lignicola (Cerro de En Medio moss salamander)

Wikipedia Abstract

Nototriton lignicola is a species of salamander in the family Plethodontidae. It is also known as the Cerro de Enmedio Moss Salamander.It is endemic to Honduras. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.It is threatened by habitat loss.
View Wikipedia Record: Nototriton lignicola

Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Nototriton lignicola

EDGE Analysis

The Cerro de En Medio moss salamander is found within the Parque Nacional La Muralla in Honduras. This species is generally uncommon, although it can still be found in reasonable numbers in suitable habitat. The only remaining habitat of the Cerro de En Medio moss salamander is threatened by encroaching coffee cultivation, subsistence agriculture, and livestock.
Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 19.59
EDGE Score: 5.8
View EDGE Record: Nototriton lignicola


Adult Length [1]  2.756 inches (7 cm)
Litters / Year [1]  1

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
La Muralla National Park II 36946 Honduras  

Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) Sites

Name  Location   Map   Climate   Land Use 
La Muralla and surrounding areas Honduras

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.
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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