Thorius dubitus Taylor, 1941

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Plethodontidae > Subfamily: Hemidactyliinae > Genus: Thorius > Species: Thorius dubitus

Thorius dubitus Taylor, 1941, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 27: 108. Holotype: EHT-HMS 17751, by original designation; now FMNH 100039 according to Marx, 1976, Fieldiana, Zool., 69: 41. Type locality: "summit of mountain about two miles south of Acultzingo, Veracruz (near Puebla line)", Mexico.

English Names

Acultzingo Pigmy Salamander (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 15; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 34; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 36).


Pine-oak cloud forest on high mountain crests of west-central Veracruz (vicinity of Puerto del Aire and Acultzingo) and adjacent Puebla, Mexico, 2475–2800 m elevation.


See account in Hanken and Wake, 1998, Copeia, 1998: 312-345. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 593. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 300, provided a brief account, photograph, and map.

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