Chiropterotriton chondrostega
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 Tamualipas, San Luis Potosi, north-western Hidalgo, eastern Queretaro and Puebla, Mexico, at 2,000-2,300m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This is a terrestrial species inhabiting only pristine pine-oak forests. It breeds by direct development.


It generally an uncommon species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Its forest habitat is under severe pressure from expanding agriculture, and from wood extraction.

Conservation Actions

It is possibly found in Parque Nacional Los Marmoles and the Reserva de la Biósfera Sierra Gorda, and is protected by Mexican law under the "Special Protection" category (Pr).

Red List Status

Endangered (EN)


Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat, Mexico.

Taxonomic Notes

The population of this salamander recorded from Sierra Gorda is likely to represent an undescribed species (Gabriela Parra-Olea pers. comm., 2007).


Parra-Olea, G. & Wake, D. 2008. Chiropterotriton chondrostega. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T59223A11901455. .Downloaded on 18 January 2019


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