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.
The habitat of this species is under threat from small-scale farming and large-scale timber extraction.
It is not known from any protected areas.
Red List Status
Luis Canseco-Márquez, Gabriela Parra-Olea, David Wake 2008. Pseudoeurycea aurantia. In: IUCN 2014