Thorius grandis Hanken, Wake, and Freeman, 1999

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

Thorius grandis Hanken, Wake, and Freeman, 1999, Copeia, 1999: 923. Holotype: MVZ 183384, by original designation. Type locality: "Puerto del Gallo, México, elevation 2500 m".

English Names

Grand Minute Salamander (original publication; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 36).


Montane forests of the Sierra Madre del Sur of central Guerrero, Mexico, northeast of Atoyac de Alvarez, 2800–3000 m elevation.


See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 594. See comments regarding this species in Campbell, Brodie, Flores-Villela, and Smith, 2014, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 9: 46–51, who discussed the evidence bearing on the status of various populations of Thorius grandis and Thorius omiltemi.  Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 305–306, provided a brief account, photograph, and map.

External links:

Please note: these links will take you to external websites not affiliated with the American Museum of Natural History. We are not responsible for their content.