Alberch's salamander

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Alberch's salamander
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Urodela
Family: Plethodontidae
Genus: Bolitoglossa
Species:
B. alberchi
Binomial name
Bolitoglossa alberchi
García-París, Parra-Olea, Brame, and Wake, 2002

Alberch's salamander (Bolitoglossa alberchi) is a species of salamander in the family Plethodontidae. It is endemic to Mexico and known from Veracruz, extreme eastern Oaxaca, and western and central Chiapas, from near sea level to 1,800 m (5,900 ft) asl.[2] Its natural habitats are tropical lowland forests. It also occurs along the edges of clearings and well-shaded plantations. It seems to be a fairly common species, although it is threatened by habitat loss caused by agriculture, wood extraction, and human settlement.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Parra Olea, G. & Wake, D. (2008). "Bolitoglossa alberchi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008. Retrieved 13 April 2015.
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2015). "Bolitoglossa alberchi García-París, Parra-Olea, Brame, and Wake, 2002". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 13 April 2015.