Chiropterotriton orculus
family: Plethodontidae
subfamily: Hemidactyliinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
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 occurs on the southern and eastern margins of the Mexican Plateau, Mexico, above 2,500m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives in pine-oak forest and fir forest and can survive in slightly disturbed habitats. It is terrestrial and breeds by direct development and is not dependent upon water.


It is quite a common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The main threat is habitat loss due to logging and human settlement.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in several protected areas, including Parque Nacional Cumbres del Ajusco and Parque Nacional Iztaccíhuatl-Popocatépetl.

Red List Status

Vulnerable (VU)

Taxonomic Notes

Removed from the synonymy of Chiropterotriton chiropterus by Darda (1994).


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


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