Pseudoeurycea unguidentis (Taylor, 1941)

Claw-toothed salamander



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Bolitoglossa unguidentis Taylor, 1941


Conservation Status


Last record: 1976

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



Oaxaca, Mexico


Biology & Ecology




Holotype: EHT–HMS No. 17102 (Smith & Taylor, 1948:27)






Original scientific description:

Taylor, E. H. (1941). New plethodont salamanders from Mexico. Herpetologica 2: 57-65.


Other references:

Bogert, C.M. 1967. New salamanders of the plethodontid genus Pseudoeurycea from the Sierra Madre del Sur of Mexico. American Museum Novitates: 1-27.

Lynch, J.F. and Wake, D.B. 1999. Pseudoeurycea unguidentis (Taylor, 1941). Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles: 1-2.

Lynch, J.F., Yang, S.Y. and Papenfuss, T.J. 1977. Studies of neotropical salamanders of the genus Pseudoeurycea, I. Systematics status of Pseudoeurycea unguidentis. Herpetologica: 46-52.

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

Parra-Olea, G., García-París, M., Hanken, J. and Wake, D.B. 2005. Two new species of Pseudoeurycea (Caudata: Plethodontidae) from the Mountains of Northern Oaxaca, Mexico. Copeia: 461-469.

Gabriela Parra-Olea, David Wake, James Hanken. 2008. Pseudoeurycea unguidentis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T59401A11926546. Downloaded on 15 December 2015.

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, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., vol. 30, 1944, p. 209.

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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