Pseudoeurycea altamontana

Subgenus: Pseudoeurycea
family: Plethodontidae
subfamily: Hemidactyliinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
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 central Mexico, in the extreme east of Mexico State, in southern Federal District, and in Morelos, at around 3,000m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives in pine, pine-oak and fir forests, and is terrestrial, being found under the bark of logs and stumps; it does not tolerate serious habitat disturbance. It breeds by direct development and is not dependent upon water.


It used to be abundant, but it has recently disappeared from parts of its range.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threat is habitat loss, due to the heavy transformation and logging of forested areas along the transvolcanic belt of Mexico.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in Parque Nacional Lagunas de Zempoala, but habitat loss is ongoing within this protected area and there is a need for improved management. The species is also in need of close population monitoring. It is protected by Mexican law under the "Special Protection" category (Pr).

Red List Status

Endangered (EN)


Parra-Olea, G. & Wake, D. 2008. Pseudoeurycea altamontana. In: IUCN 2014


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