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Pseudoeurycea nigromaculata Taylor, 1941

Black-spotted false brook salamander



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Bolitoglossa nigromaculata Taylor, 1941


Conservation Status

Last record: 2007

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered


This species apparently probably consists of two separate species. If it does then the species at Volcán San Martín might be extinct. Otherwise this entry will need to be moved to the rediscovered section as it was rediscovered in 2007 after having not been seen since 1985.









Holotype: USNM110635

Type locality: Cuautlapan, Veracruz, Mexico






Original scientific description:

Taylor, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., vol. 27, 1941, pp. 141-145, text figs. lA, IB, pi. 9, figs. 5-6.


Other references:

Parra-Olea, Gabriela. (1998). Pseudoeurycea nigromaculata (Taylor, 1941). Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles [volume?]: 1-2.

Gabriela Parra-Olea, David Wake, Mario García-París. (2008). Pseudoeurycea nigromaculata. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. ( Downloaded on 17 February 2013.

Smith, Hobart M. and Taylor, Edward H. (1948). [url=]An Annotated Checklist and Key to the Amphibia of Mexico[/url]. Bulletin of the United States National Museum 194: iv + 118 pp.

Taylor, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., vol. 30, 1944, p. 209.


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