Pseudoeurycea nigromaculata (Taylor, 1941)

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

Bolitoglossa nigromaculata Taylor, 1941, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 27: 141. Holotype: USNM 110635, by original designation. Type locality: "Cuautlapan, Veracruz", Mexico.

Pseudoeurycea nigromaculataTaylor, 1944, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 30: 209.

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

English Names

Black-spotted Salamander (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 14; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 34).

Black-spotted False Brook Salamander (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 33).


Southern Veracruz (Mexico), on the peak of Cerro Chicahuaxtla, Cuautlalpam, at 1600 m elevation, and at 1200-1300 m elevation on Volcán San Martín.


Reviewed by Parra-Olea, 1998, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 664: 1-2. 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.: 268–269, provided a brief account, photograph, and map. 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: 590, who suggested that the two populations likely represent diferent species.

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