AmphibiaWeb - Dendrotriton sanctibarbarus
Dendrotriton sanctibarbarus
family: Plethodontidae
subfamily: Hemidactyliinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Critically Endangered (CR)
National Status None
Regional Status None
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Dendrotriton sanctibarbarus is a generally brown colored salamander, although species of olive green coloration with irregular dark brown blotches have also been observed. A posterior-pointing, dark chevron is also observed in many individuals. Enlarged nostril openings, well-developed labial protuberances and a broadly rounded snout are also observed in this species. A slightly constricted tail, with slender, relatively long limbs are also present, usually displaying one half costal fold between adpressed limbs in males, and one costal fold between females.

This species can be distinguished between Cryptotriton nasalis by having a relatively longer head, and a reduced number of costal folds between adpressed limbs.

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Honduras


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This species may be found in Montana de Santa Barbara at intermediate and high elevations (1829 to 2744 meters) on the Atlantic versant of western Honduras.

This account was based on the description found in (McCranie and Wilson 2002).


McCranie, J. R., and Wilson, L. D. (2002). ''The Amphibians of Honduras.'' Contributions to Herpetology, Vol 19. K. Adler and T. D. Perry, eds., Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, Ithaca, New York.

Originally submitted by: Kevin Gin (first posted 2004-04-06)
Edited by: Tate Tunstall (2004-04-08)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2004 Dendrotriton sanctibarbarus <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Sep 19, 2021.

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