Pseudoeurycea rubrimembris (Taylor and Smith, 1945)

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

Bolitoglossa cephalica rubrimembris Taylor and Smith, 1945, Proc. U.S. Natl. Mus., 95: 539. Holotype: USNM 110661, by original designation. Type locality: "6 km. south of Santa Anita, Hidalgo, elevation about 4,500 feet", Mexico.

Pseudoeurycea (Isthmura) rubrimembrisDubois and Raffaëlli, 2012, Alytes, 28: 77-161; Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 281. 

English Names

Red-legged False Brook Salamander (Pseudoeurycea cephalica rubrimembris: Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 13).


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 Raffaëlli, 2007, Les Urodèles du Monde: 217–218, provided brief accounts by subspecies, photographs, and map, and considered it (as Pseudoeurycea cephalica) to be in the Pseudoeurycea bellii group, and suggested that nominal Pseudoeurycea cephalica rubrmimembris represented a species complex containing at least three species from: 1) Tamaulipas; 2) Hidalgo; and 3) Queretaro, which are included here under nominal Pseudoeurycea cephalica. Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 640, provided a personal communication from G. Parra-Olea and D.B. Wake that Pseudoeurycea cephalica rubrimembris might be a distinct species. Farr, Lazcano, and Lavín-Murcio, 2009, Herpetol. Rev., 40: 459-467, provided new records from Tamaulipas, Mexico, and commented on the range. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 282–283, provided a brief account. 

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