Pseudoeurycea nigra (Wake and Johnson, 1989)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Ixalotriton niger Wake and Johnson, 1989; Pseudoeurycea niger Wake & Johnson, 1989


Conservation Status

Last record: January 1973?

Rediscovered in December 2000

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered



Chiapas (south-western), México












Original scientific description:

Wake, D. B. and Johnson, J. D. (1989). A new genus and species of plethodontid salamander from Chiapas, Mexico. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County - Contributions in Science [1989]: 1-10.


Other references:

Lamoreux, J. F., McKnight, M. W., and R. Cabrera Hernandez. (2015).
Amphibian Alliance for Zero Extinction Sites in Chiapas and Oaxaca. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN. xxiv + 320pp.

Gabriela Parra-Olea, David Wake, Ted Papenfuss, Antonio Muñoz Alonso, Israel Amezcua Torrijos, Nora Patricia Lopez León. (2008). Pseudoeurycea nigra. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.1. ( Downloaded on 06 June 2015.


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