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Cryptotriton alvarezdeltoroi
family: Plethodontidae
subfamily: Hemidactyliinae

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Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Mexico

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
See IUCN account.
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

   

From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is known only from two locations in northern Jitotol, north-central Chiapas, Mexico, at 1,200-1,550m asl. It is presumed to occur between the known localities in appropriate habitat, but further data are required.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits cloud forest, and seems to require microclimates with very high humidity. It has been found at roadsides, but it is not known whether or not it can live in disturbed habitats. It is terrestrial and reproduces by direct development.

Population

It is likely to be very rare; only 3-4 specimens of this species are known and recent surveys have failed to record any specimens.

Population Trend

Decreasing

Major Threats

The major threat is habitat loss due to expanding agriculture and human settlements, and also logging.

Conservation Actions

It has not been recorded from any protected areas, and there is therefore an urgent need for the protection of the cloud forest habitat of this species. Survey work is necessary to determine its current population status.

Citation

Gabriela Parra-Olea, David Wake, James Hanken 2008. Cryptotriton alvarezdeltoroi. In: IUCN 2014

 

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