Thorius pulmonaris Taylor, 1940

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

Thorius pulmonaris Taylor, 1940 "1939", Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 26: 411. Holotype: EHT-HMS 16684, by original designation; now UIMNH 30992 according to Smith, Langebartel, and Williams, 1964, Illinois Biol. Monogr., 32: 16). Type locality: "Cerro San Felipe, about 12 km. north[east] of Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico".

English Names

Lower Cerro Pigmy Salamander (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 15; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 34).

Cerro San Felipe Salamander (Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 37).


Deciduous forest in the vicinity of the Cerro San Felipe in upland areas north and west of Ciudad Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico, 2100-1500 m elevation.


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: 597. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 305, provided a brief account, photograph, and map.

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