Aquiloeurycea quetzalanensis
Cuetzalan Salamander; Salamandra de Cuetzalan
Subgenus: Isthmura
family: Plethodontidae
subfamily: Hemidactyliinae
Species Description: Parra-Olea G, Canseco-Marquez L, Garcia-Paris M 2004 A morphologically distinct new species of Pseudoeurycea (Caudata: Plethodontidae) from the Sierra Madre Oriental of Puebla, Mexico. Herpetologica 60:478-484

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
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 only from a narrow altitudinal band of 905-1,400m asl in the Sierra Madre Oriental, in the municipality of Cuetzalan del Progreso in Puebla State, Mexico.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs in cloud forest, under a canopy of Liquidambar plants, oaks, and arborescent ferns, as well as in coffee groves. Individuals have been found under moss in rock walls, inside and under rotten logs, under stones, and in leaf axils. This species is presumed to reproduce by direct development.


There is no information available on the population status of this species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

It might be at threat from the intense pressure its habitat is under for development of human settlements and tourist development.

Conservation Actions

This species is not known from any protected areas. Further research is needed into the severity of threats to this species.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


David Wake, Gabriela Parra-Olea, Mario García-París 2008. Pseudoeurycea quetzalanensis. In: IUCN 2014


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