Dendrotriton bromeliacius (Schmidt, 1936)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Plethodontidae > Subfamily: Hemidactyliinae > Genus: Dendrotriton > Species: Dendrotriton bromeliacius

Oedipus bromeliacia Schmidt, 1936, Field Mus. Nat. Hist. Publ., Zool. Ser., 20: 161. Holotype: FMNH 21062, by original designation. Type locality: "Volcan Tajumulco, at 8,000 feet altitude, on the trail above El Porvenir, [Department of] San Marcos, Guatemala".

Chiropterotriton bromeliaciaTaylor, 1944, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 30: 216.

Dendrotriton bromeliaciaWake and Elias, 1983, Contrib. Sci. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 345: 11. Error in gender agreement.

Dendrotriton bromeliaciusFrank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 30. Gender correction.

English Names

Volcan Tajumulco Bromeliad Salamander (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 30).


High elevations (1700–2700 m elevation) in humid montane forest in the Department of San Marcos, southwestern Guatemala.


See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 570. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 73–75, compared this species with others from Central America and provided a map and photograph. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 362, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. 

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