Pseudoeurycea conanti

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 Pluma Hidalgo town, Sola de Vega, and close to Municipio Putla Villa de Guerrero all in south-western Oaxaca, Mexico, from 900-2,500m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It presumably originally lived in undisturbed forest, but all records have been from disturbed forest and coffee plantations, which might explain its present rarity. Reproduction is by direct development.


It appears to be a very rare species, with fewer than ten specimens known.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The heavy disturbance and transformation of the original habitat of this species for agricultural development, logging, and human settlement has probably led to its decline and possible disappearance.

Conservation Actions

Surveys are needed to confirm whether or not and where this species might survive in order to plan for its conservation. It is listed as "threatened" (Amenazada) by the Mexican government.

Red List Status

Endangered (EN)


Gabriela Parra-Olea, David Wake, James Hanken 2008. Pseudoeurycea conanti. In: IUCN 2014


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