New Species

Endemic to Cerro Chucantí
Proposed as Critically Endangered by the authors

Heliconia berguidoi

First Collected: 2006
Collectors: Rodolfo Flores & Carla Black
Estimated range: 4 km2

Comments:
– Named in honor of our founder, Guido Berguido
– The first new species discovered in Chucantí

Strophaeus sebastiani

First Collected: 2008
Collectors: Roberto J. Miranda

Comments:
– A species of trapdoor spider
– The first of its genus to be found in Panamá.

Tantilla berguidoi

First Collected: 2012
Collectors: Abel Batista & Konrad Mebert
Estimated Range: 1.79 km2

Comments:
– Named in honor of our founder, Guido Berguido
– Currently the only known sighting

Diasporus majeensis

First Collected: 2012
Collectors: Abel Batista & Konrad Mebert

Comments:
– Found in and near bromiliads in the cloud forest
– Named for the Maje mountain range containing Cerro Chucantí

Anelaphus cordiforme

First Collected: 2012
Collectors: Larry Bezark & William Tyson

Tessaropa elizabeth

First Collected: 2012
Collectors: Larry Bezark & William Tyson

Bolitoglossa chucantiensis

First Collected: 2013
Collectors: Abel Batista & Konrad Mebert

Comments:
– Named for Cerro Chucantí

Anthurium chucantiense

First Collected: 2014
Collectors: Orlando Ortiz

Comments:
– Named for Cerro Chucantí

Anthurium annularum

First Collected: 2014
Collectors: Orlando Ortiz

Comments:
– Grows among orchids in cloud forest canopy

Photinus interdius

First Collected: 2015
Collectors: Fredric Vencl
Estimated Range: Central Panama to the eastern Pacific slope

Comments:
– Has the unusual habit of flashing during the day