Bradytriton Wake and Elias, 1983

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Plethodontidae > Subfamily: Hemidactyliinae > Genus: Bradytriton
1 species

Bradytriton Wake and Elias, 1983, Contrib. Sci. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 345: 3. Type species: Bradytriton silus Wake and Elias, 1983, by original designation.

English Names

Finca Chiblac Salamanders (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 30).


Known only from the immediate vicinity of the type locality of the single species in extreme northwestern Guatemala, on the eastern slopes of the Sierra de los Cuchumatanes.


Wiens, Parra-Olea, García-París, and Wake, 2007, Proc. R. Soc. London, Ser. B, Biol. Sci., 274: 918-928, placed Bradytriton as the sister taxon of Oedipina. In the tribe Bolitoglossini of Vieites, Román, Wake, and Wake, 2011, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 59: 633. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 70, provided a brief summary of natural history and a range map and photograph of the species.

Contained taxa (1 sp.):

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