Dendrotriton megarhinus (Rabb, 1960)

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

Chiropterotriton megarhinus Rabb, 1960, Copeia, 1960: 304. Holotype: UIMNH 40782, by original designation. Type locality: "northern slopes of Cerro Tres Picos, about 19 kilometers northeast of Tonala, Chiapas, Mexico. Altitude approximately 7000 feet".

Dendrotriton megarhinusWake and Elias, 1983, Contrib. Sci. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 345: 1-19.

English Names

Longnose Bromeliad Salamander (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 12; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 30).

Long-nosed Bromeliad Salamander (Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 31).


Cloud forest of Cerro Tres Picos in southwestern Chiapas, Mexico, ca. 2000 m elevation.


See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 571. 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.: 363, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. 

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