Chiropterotriton dimidiatus
family: Plethodontidae
subfamily: Hemidactyliinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Mexico


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from a small area of southern Hidalgo, Mexico, at 2,500-2,700m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits only pristine pine-oak and fir forests, where it is found under bark or logs. It breeds by direct development and is not dependent upon water.


It used to be abundant, but its numbers are now severely reduced.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Most of the forests where this species has been recorded have been severely transformed through the activities of smallholder farmers, logging, and human settlement. It has disappeared even from areas where the habitat has been only slightly degraded.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in Parque Nacional El Chico, but improved management of this area is urgently needed to reduce the heavy impacts of tourism, including more fires, and the cutting of forest for recreational facilities. This species is protected by Mexican law under the "Special Protection" category (Pr).

Red List Status

Endangered (EN)


Parra-Olea, G. & Wake, D. 2008. Chiropterotriton dimidiatus. In: IUCN 2014


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