This species is known from the areas surrounding Galeana and Iturbide towns, in southern Nuevo Leon, Mexico, from 1,800-2,800m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits semi-open oak forest with thorny scrub. This terrestrial species can be found under stones, and it can also tolerate considerable habitat modification and has been found in agave plantations and scrubby open country. Breeding is by direct development.
It is not common but is still recorded regularly.
The main threat to this species is complete clearance of its habitats, due to clear-cutting and the development of human settlements.
It is not known from any protected areas, but it is listed as "threatened" (Amenazada) by the Mexican government.
Red List Status
Near Threatened (NT)
This species requires further taxonomic investigation (G. Parra-Olea and D.B. Wake pers. comm.).
Parra-Olea, G. & Wake, D. 2008. Pseudoeurycea galeanae. In: IUCN 2014