Pseudoeurycea firscheini

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 from Acultzingo town along the Puebla-Veracruz border to the Sierra Zongolica, Veracruz, Mexico, at 1,900-2,200m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

The species is terrestrial and inhabits pine-oak forest to lower cloud forest, apparently requiring the presence of abundant bromeliads in mature trees and does not survive in heavily degraded habitats (though it is found at forest edge). It reproduces by direct development.


The species is rare, but consistently located in small numbers from known localities.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threat is the loss of large bromeliad-covered trees, particularly as habitat is being lost due to expanding agriculture, human settlements, and wood extraction.

Conservation Actions

It may occur in Parque Nacional Canon del Río Blanco, although this requires confirmation. This species is protected by Mexican law under the "Special Protection" category (Pr).

Red List Status

Endangered (EN)


Gabriela Parra-Olea, David Wake, Mario García-París 2008. Pseudoeurycea firscheini. In: IUCN 2014


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