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.





Biology & Ecology




Holotype: USNM110635

Type locality: Cuautlapan, Veracruz, Mexico






Original scientific description:

Taylor, E. H. (1941). New amphibians from the Hobart M. Smith Mexican collections. University of Kansas Science Bulletin 27: 141-167.


Other references:

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

Scheffers, Brett R., Yong, Ding Li, Harris, J. Berton C., Giam, Xingli and Sodhi, Navjot S. (2011). The world’s rediscovered species: back from the brink? PLoS ONE 6(7): e22531. [Supporting Information (Table S1)]

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.

Taylor, E. H. (1944). The genera of plethodont salamanders in Mexico, Pt. I. University of Kansas Science Bulletin 30: 189-232.


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