Pseudoeurycea brunnata Bumzahem & Smith, 1955

Brown false brook salamander



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: 1980

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



Volcán Tacaná, Chiapas State (extreme eastern), México & Volcán Chicabal, Guatemala (south-western)


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Bumzahem, C. B. and Smith, H. M. (1955). Additional notes and descriptions of plethodontid salamanders from Mexico. Herpetologica 11: 73-75.

Other references:

Acevedo, M., Wake, D., Vasquez, C. and Rovito, S. (2008). Pseudoeurycea brunnata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T59372A11924519. Downloaded on 15 October 2017.

IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2020. Pseudoeurycea brunnata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2020: e.T59372A53981532. Accessed on 07 July 2022.

Sean M. Rovito, Gabriela Parra-Olea, Carlos R. Vásquez-Almazán, Theodore J. Papenfuss, and David B. Wake (2009). Dramatic declines in neotropical salamander populations are an important part of the global amphibian crisis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106: 3231-3236.

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

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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