Thorius narisovalis Taylor, 1939

Cerro pygmy salamander, Cerro San Felipe pigmy salamander, Upper Cerro pigmy salamander



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered





Biology & Ecology




Holotype: EHT–HMS No. 17859 (Smith & Taylor, 1948:18)

Type locality: "Cerro San Felipe, 15 kilometers northeast of Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico, elevation 2,600 to 3,000 meters." (Smith & Taylor, 1948:18)






Original scientific description:

Taylor, E. H. (1940 "1939"). New salamanders from Mexico, with a discussion of certain known forms. University of Kansas Science Bulletin 26: 407-430.


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.

Parra-Olea, G., García-París, M. and Wake, D.B. 1999. Status of some populations of Mexican salamanders. Revista de Biologia Tropical 47: 217-223.

Gabriela Parra-Olea, David Wake, James Hanken. (2008). Thorius narisovalis. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. ( Downloaded on 17 February 2013.

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.

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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