Bradytriton silus Wake and Elias, 1983

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Plethodontidae > Subfamily: Hemidactyliinae > Genus: Bradytriton > Species: Bradytriton silus

Bradytriton silus Wake and Elias, 1983, Contrib. Sci. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 345: 4. Holotype: MVZ 131587, by original designation. Type locality: "Finca Chiblac, 15 km NE Barillas, Depto. Huehuetenango, Guatemala, elevation 1310 m (4300 ft)".

English Names

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


Known only from (1) the immediate vicinity of the type locality in extreme northwestern Guatemala, on the eastern slopes of the Sierra de los Cuchumatanes, ca. 1310 m elevation; (2) Finca Ixcansan, near Yalambojoch, ca. 29 km to the northwest of the type locality, in Guatemala; and (3) 200 km to the northwest of the type locality at San Francisco Jimbal, in Chiapas, Mexico, near the Tabasco border.


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: 567. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 70, compared this species with others from Central America and provided a map and photograph. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 365, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. Bouzid, Rovito, and Sanchez-Solís, 2015, Herpetol. Rev., 46: 186–187, reported the Chiapas, Mexico, locality and discussed the range of this species. 

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