Pseudoeurycea firscheini Shannon and Werler, 1955

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Plethodontidae > Subfamily: Hemidactyliinae > Genus: Pseudoeurycea > Species: Pseudoeurycea firscheini

Pseudoeurycea firscheini Shannon and Werler, 1955, Herpetologica, 11: 82. Holotype: FAS 4714, by original designation; now UIMNH 67055 according to Brame, 1972, Checklist Living & Fossil Salamand. World (Unpubl. MS): 294. Type locality: "2 miles W of Acultzingo, Veracruz, [Mexico] . . . at an elevation of 7,000 feet".

Pseudoeurycea (Pseudoeurycea) firscheiniDubois and Raffaëlli, 2012, Alytes, 28: 77-161.

English Names

Firschein's False Brook Salamander (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 14; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 33).

Firschein's Salamander (Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 33).


Known only from pine-oak and cloud forest in the the Acultzingo--Tequila area, west-central Veracruz, Mexico, 1600–2000 m elevation.


In the Pseudoeurycea leprosa group of Wake and Lynch, 1976, Sci. Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 25: 61, and Lara-Góngora, 2003, Bull. Maryland Herpetol. Soc., 39: 21-52. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 267, provided a brief account, photograph, and map. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 587.

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