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).

Distribution

Pine-oak forest in the region of the type locality (near Acultzingo, Veracruz, Mexico), 2380–3000 m elevation.

Comment

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.

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