Thorius troglodytes Taylor, 1941

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

Thorius troglodytes Taylor, 1941, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 27: 110. Holotype: EHT-HMS 17791, by original designation; now FMNH 100112 according to Marx, 1976, Fieldiana, Zool., 69: 41. Type locality: "along old road on mountains about two miles south of Acultzingo, Veracruz", Mexico.

English Names

Taylor's 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: 37).


Pine-oak forest in the region the municipalities of Zongolica, Mixtla, and Texhuacan, Veracruz, Mexico), 2380–3000 m elevation.


See account by Hanken and Wake, 1998, Copeia, 1998: 312-345. 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: 598. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 299–300, provided a brief account, photograph, and map. See account by Cázares-Hernández, Molohua Tzitzihua, Méndez Quiahua, Quiahua Colotl, Temoxtle Marquez, Rodriguez Merino, and Apale Pacheco, 2018, Tlaconetes: 1–92, for photos, habitat, life history, and conservation status. 

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