Dendrotriton Wake and Elias, 1983

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Plethodontidae > Subfamily: Hemidactyliinae > Genus: Dendrotriton
8 species

Dendrotriton Wake and Elias, 1983, Contrib. Sci. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 345: 11. Type species: Oedipus bromeliacia Schmidt, 1936, by original designation.

English Names

Bromeliad Salamanders (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 12; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 30; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 31).


Southwestern Chiapas, Mexico, to Honduras.


Reviewed (as the Chiropterotriton bromeliacia group) by Lynch and Wake, 1975, Contrib. Sci. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 265: 1–45. Phylogenetic relationships in the genus presented by Collins-Rainboth and Buth, 1990, Copeia, 1990: 955–960, were (xolocalcae (rabbi (cuchumatanus (bromeliacia, megarhinus)))). Wilkinson, 1997, Herpetol. J., 7: 55–65, disputed these results as weakly supported. In the tribe Bolitoglossini of Vieites, Nieto-Roman, Wake, and Wake, 2011, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 59: 633. Rovito, Wake, Papenfuss, Parra-Olea, Muñoz-Alonso, and Vásquez-Almazán, 2012, J. Biogeograph., 39: 1251–1265, reported on molecular phylogenetics and biogeography. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 73–75, provided a brief summary of natural history, a key to the species of Central America, and range maps and photographs of the species. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 362–364, provided brief accounts for the species, photographs, and range map. 

Contained taxa (8 sp.):

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