Pseudoeurycea papenfussi Parra-Olea, García-París, Hanken, and Wake, 2005

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

Pseudoeurycea papenfussi Parra-Olea, García-París, Hanken, and Wake, 2005, Copeia, 2005: 462. Holotype: IBUNAM 14198, by original designation. Type locality: "Mexico, Oaxaca, 52.3 km N of Guelatao along Mex. Hwy. 175, from the north slope of Cerro Pelón, (17° 34.75′ N, 96° 30.59′ W), 2800 m elevation".

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

English Names

Muscular Salamander (Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 640; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 34).

Distribution

Pine forest at the highest elevations of the Sierra Juárez, from the vicinity of Cerro Pelón and Cerro Humo to Cerro Peña Verde and the Pápalo region in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico, 2800–2900 m elevation.

Comment

Closely related to Pseudoeurycea smithi, according to the original publication; in the Pseudoeurycea leprosa group by implication. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 279, provided a brief account, photograph, and map. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 640.

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