Dendrotriton

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Dendrotriton
Dendrotrition rabbi.jpeg
Dendrotriton rabbi — Guatemalan bromeliad salamander
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Urodela
Family: Plethodontidae
Subfamily: Hemidactyliinae
Genus: Dendrotriton
Wake and Elias, 1983
Diversity
8 species (see text)

Dendrotriton or bromeliad salamanders is a genus of salamanders in the family Plethodontidae, endemic to South and Central America: from Southwestern Chiapas, Mexico, to Honduras.[1] These are lungless species possessing a slender body, long tail and prominent eyes. They inhabit high-elevation forests with high humidity.

Species[edit]

This genus includes the following eight species:[1][2]

Binomial Name and Author Common Name
Dendrotriton bromeliacius
(Schmidt, 1936)
Common bromeliad salamander
Dendrotriton chujorum
Campbell, Smith, Streicher, Acevedo, and Brodie, 2010
Dendrotriton cuchumatanus
(Lynch and Wake, 1975)
Cuchumatanas bromeliad salamander
Dendrotriton kekchiorum
Campbell, Smith, Streicher, Acevedo, and Brodie, 2010
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

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Frost, Darrel R. (2015). "Dendrotriton Wake and Elias, 1983". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 11 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "Plethodontidae". AmphibiaWeb: Information on amphibian biology and conservation. [web application]. Berkeley, California: AmphibiaWeb. 2015. Retrieved 11 July 2015. 

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