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Pseudoeurycea ahuitzotl

Subgenus: Pseudoeurycea
family: Plethodontidae
subfamily: Hemidactyliinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Critically Endangered (CR)
CITES
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 Cerro Teotepec, in the Sierra de Atoyac in south-central Guerrero, Mexico, above 2,000m asl. Its range is not well understood, and it could occur more widely.

Habitat and Ecology

This species is known from open fir-pine-oak forest with bunchgrass. It apparently needs the presence of fallen logs as daytime refuges. It reproduces by direct development.

Population

It is known from only one collection, and has not been seen for many years (since the 1960s). Recent attempts to locate it have not been successful.

Population Trend

decreasing

Major Threats

Even though it lives in a remote area, it is threatened by logging that has apparently been taking place on Cerro Teotepec, and there is also pressure on its habitat from expanding small-scale agriculture.

Conservation Actions

The species does not occur in any protected areas.

Red List Status

Critically Endangered (CR)

Rationale

Listed as Endangered because the population has been directly observed to have deceased by at least 80% in recent years, this decline is expected to continue, and it is not understood.

Citation

Gabriela Parra-Olea, David Wake, James Hanken 2008. Pseudoeurycea ahuitzotl. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T59365A11910137. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T59365A11910137.en

 

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