Dendrotriton rabbi (Lynch and Wake, 1975)

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

Chiropterotriton rabbi Lynch and Wake, 1975, Contrib. Sci. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 265: 2. Holotype: MVZ 103839, by original designation. Type locality: "9.5 km W, 8.5 km S (airline) La Democracia, Huehuetenango, Guatemala, . . . between 2100 and 2500 meters".

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

English Names

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


Near the Chiapas (Mexico) border in Guatemala (Montañas de Cuilco) and the Sierra de los Cuchumatanes, central Guatemala.


See Elias, 1984, Contrib. Sci. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 348: 13. 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: 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.: 362, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. 

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