Thorius papaloae Hanken and Wake, 2001

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

Thorius papaloae Hanken and Wake, 2001, Herpetologica, 57: 516. Holotype: MVZ 183468, by original designation. Type locality: "8 km (road) NE of Concepción Pápalo, Oaxaca, México, elevation 2670 m".

English Names

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


Known only from the vicinity of the type locality at the northwestern edge of the Sierra de Juarez in north-central Oaxaca, Mexico, northeast of the village of Concepción Pápalo, 2500-2850 m elevation in pine and pine-oak forest.


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: 596. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 303–304, provided a brief account, photograph, and map.

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