Thorius narisovalis Taylor, 1939

Cerro pygmy salamander, Cerro San Felipe pigmy salamander, Upper Cerro pigmy salamander

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Rediscovered

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered

 

Distribution

Mexico

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

Holotype: EHT–HMS No. 17859 (Smith & Taylor, 1948:18)

Type locality: "Cerro San Felipe, 15 kilometers northeast of Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico, elevation 2,600 to 3,000 meters." (Smith & Taylor, 1948:18)

 

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References

Original scientific description:

Taylor, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., vol. 26, 1939 (1940), pp. 416-418, pi. 47, fig. 3.

 

Other references:

Hanken, J. 1983. Genetic variation in a dwarfed lineage, the Mexican salamander genus Thorius (Amphibia: Plethodontidae): Taxonomic, ecologic, and evolutionary implications. Copeia 1983: 1051-1073.

Parra-Olea, G., García-París, M. and Wake, D.B. 1999. Status of some populations of Mexican salamanders. Revista de Biologia Tropical 47: 217-223.

Gabriela Parra-Olea, David Wake, James Hanken. (2008). Thorius narisovalis. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. (https://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 17 February 2013.

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

Wake, D.B. 1987. Adaptive radiation of salamanders in Middle American cloud forests. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 74: 242-264.

 

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