Aquiloeurycea praecellens

Subgenus: Isthmura
family: Plethodontidae
subfamily: Hemidactyliinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Critically Endangered (CR)
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 Hacienda El Potrero, near the city of Córdoba, west-central Veracruz, Mexico.

Habitat and Ecology

The holotype was collected in tropical humid forest, and it is not known whether or not it can adapt to secondary habitats. It is terrestrial and presumably reproduces by direct development.


It is known only from the holotype.

Population Trend


Major Threats

It is doubtful that any suitable habitat for this species survives. In the last 50 years since it was discovered, Córdoba has undergone massive development and there has also been extensive agricultural expansion.

Conservation Actions

It is not known from any protected area. Urgent fieldwork is needed in the vicinity of Córdoba to locate any habitats where this species might survive. It is listed as "Threatened" (Amenazada) by the Mexican government.

Red List Status

Critically Endangered (CR)


Gabriela Parra-Olea, David Wake 2010. Pseudoeurycea praecellens. In: IUCN 2014


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