Pseudoeurycea aurantia
Peña Verde Salamander; Salamandra de Peña Verde
Subgenus: Pseudoeurycea
family: Plethodontidae
subfamily: Hemidactyliinae
Species Description: Camseco-Marquez L, Parra-Olea G 2003 A new speceis of Pseudoeurycea (Caudata: Plethodontidae) from northern Oaxaca, Mexico. Herpetological Journal 13:21-26.

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
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 recently described species is known only from the type locality of 4km west of Peña Verde, the northern-most peak in the Sierra de Juárez, Oaxaca, Mexico. The type series was collected at 2,805m asl. This species is believed to be a montane specialist with a restricted distribution, though the limits of its distribution are not known.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs in pine cloud forest (and in barren open lands at higher altitudes) where it is found under rocks, under the bark of logs, and in or under decaying wood. Reproduction is by direct development; one collected female was found guarding a clutch of 22 eggs under the bark of a log.


It is known only from the type series.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The habitat of this species is under threat from small-scale farming and large-scale timber extraction.

Conservation Actions

It is not known from any protected areas.

Red List Status

Vulnerable (VU)


Luis Canseco-Márquez, Gabriela Parra-Olea, David Wake 2008. Pseudoeurycea aurantia. In: IUCN 2014


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