Thorius magnipes Hanken & Wake, 1998

Big-footed pygmy salamander



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1983

Rediscovered in: 2003





Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Hanken, J. and Wake, D. B. (1998). Biology of tiny animals: systematics of the minute salamanders (Thorius: Plethodontidae) from Veracruz and Puebla, Mexico, with descriptions of five new species. Copeia 1998: 312-345.


Other references:

Gabriela Parra-Olea, David Wake, James Hanken. (2008). Thorius magnipes. 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)]


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