Because of the extremely restricted distribution of the Tink frog and Centipede Snake, which are only found near the peak of Cerro Chucanti, they are both proposed to be Critically Endangered based on IUCN Criteria
A species of climbing rat (Tylomys panamensis) has been discovered and described by scientist Henry David Gray. The climbing rat was recorded to be able to move at speeds up to 17 centimeters per second.
9 other beetles have had their ranges extended due to the discovery at Chucantí
Botanist Orlando Ortiz and collaborators have recently described two new Araceae species from Cerro Chucantí: Anthurium chucantiensis and Anthurium annularum, both considered Critically Endangered