Chiropterotriton priscus
family: Plethodontidae
subfamily: Hemidactyliinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Near Threatened (NT)
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 from several locations around Cerro Potosi near Ojo de Agua, north-west to Galeana town, Nuevo Leon, north-eastern Mexico, above 3,000m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives terrestrially in pine and pine-fir forest, and its preferred microhabitats are under fallen logs and under bark. It can also live in somewhat disturbed habitat. Breeding is by direct development.


The most recent surveys indicate that this species is still present and abundant.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The habitat of this species is probably relatively secure, although it is at risk from logging.

Conservation Actions

This species is not known from any protected areas, although it is protected by Mexican law under the "Special Protection" category (Pr).

Red List Status

Near Threatened (NT)


Listed as Near Threatened, because although the species is abundant within its small range, and may not be declining, its extent of occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable.


Parra-Olea, G. & Wake, D. 2008. Chiropterotriton priscus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T59231A11903500. .Downloaded on 19 February 2019


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