Aquiloeurycea galeanae

Subgenus: Isthmura
family: Plethodontidae
subfamily: Hemidactyliinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Near Threatened (NT)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Mexico


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

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.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The main threat to this species is complete clearance of its habitats, due to clear-cutting and the development of human settlements.

Conservation Actions

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)

Taxonomic Notes

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


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