Aquiloeurycea praecellens (Rabb, 1955)

Admirable False Brook salamander



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Parvimolge praecellens Rabb, 1955 (protonym); Pseudoeurycea praecellens (Rabb, 1955)


Conservation Status


Last record: 24 December 1940

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)





Biology & Ecology




Only known from the holotype.






Original scientific description:

Rabb, George B. (1955). A new salamander of the genus Parvimolge from Mexico. Breviora 1955: 1-9.


Other references:

IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. (2016). Aquiloeurycea praecellens. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T59391A53983683. Downloaded on 17 December 2016.

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.

Rovito, S.M., Parra-Olea, G., Recuero, E. and Wake, D.B. 2015. Diversification and biogeographical history of Neotropical plethodontid salamanders. . Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 175: 167-188.

Wake, D.B. and Elias, P. 1983. New genera and a new species of Central American salamanders, with a review of the tropical genera (Amphibia, Caudata, Plethodontidae). Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County - Contributions in Science 345: 1-19.

Wake, D.B. and Lynch, J.F. 1976. The distribution, ecology, and evolutionary history of plethodontid salamanders in tropical America. Science Bulletin of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 25: 1-65.


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