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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Caudata
Family: Plethodontidae
Genus: Dendrotriton
Wake and Elias, 1983

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Dendrotriton or bromeliad salamanders is a genus of salamanders in the Plethodontidae family, endemic to South and Central America: from Southwestern Chiapas, Mexico, to Honduras. These are lungless species possessing a slender body, long tail and prominent eyes. They inhabit high-elevation forests with high humidity.


This genus includes the following six species:

Binomial Name and Author Common Name
Dendrotriton bromeliacius
(Schmidt, 1936)
Common Bromeliad Salamander
Dendrotriton cuchumatanus
(Lynch and Wake, 1975)
Cuchumatanas Bromeliad Salamander
Dendrotriton megarhinus
(Rabb, 1960)
Longnose Bromeliad Salamander
Dendrotriton rabbi
(Lynch and Wake, 1975)
Guatemalan Bromeliad Salamander
Dendrotriton sanctibarbarus
(McCranie and Wilson, 1997)
Santa Barbara Bromeliad Salamander
Dendrotriton xolocalcae
(Taylor, 1941)
Xolocalca Bromeliad Salamander


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