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Chiropterotriton orculus
family: Plethodontidae
subfamily: Hemidactyliinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
CITES
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.

Population

It is quite a common species.

Population Trend

decreasing

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)

Rationale

Listed as Vulnerable because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.

Taxonomic Notes

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

Citation

Parra-Olea, G. & Wake, D. 2008. Chiropterotriton orculus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T59230A11903382. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T59230A11903382.en

 

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