Dendrotriton xolocalcae (Taylor, 1941)

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

Bolitoglossa xolocalcae Taylor, 1941, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 27: 148. Holotype: USNM 111371, by original designation. Type locality: "Cerro Ovando, Chiapas, Mexico, between 6,800-8,000 feet elevation".

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

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

English Names

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

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


Pine-oak forest of Cerro Ovando, southwestern Chiapas, Mexico, 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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