Thorius minutissimus Taylor, 1949



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1949

Rediscovered in 2001

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered



Oaxaca (south-eastern), México


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Taylor, E. H. (1949). New or unusual Mexican amphibians. American Museum Novitates 1437: 1-21.

Other references:

Hanken, J. (1983). Genetic variation in a dwarfed lineage, the Mexican salamander genus Thorius (Amphibia: Plethodontidae): Taxonomic, ecologic, and evolutionary implications. Copeia 1983: 1051-1073.

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.

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

Gabriela Parra-Olea, David Wake, James Hanken. (2008). Thorius minutissimus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.1. ( Downloaded on 06 June 2015.

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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