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Pseudoeurycea mixcoatl

Subgenus: Pseudoeurycea
family: Plethodontidae
subfamily: Hemidactyliinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
CITES
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 the Sierra Madre del Sur, Mexico, and specifically from the vicinity of Asoleadero and Carrizal de Bravo towns in north-eastern Guerrero, at around 2,600m asl. The limits of its distribution are not known.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives in moist oak-pine-fir cloud forest dominated by large bromeliad-covered oaks. It apparently needs the presence of fallen logs as daytime refuges. Reproduction is by direct development.

Population

There is very little information; it is known from a few specimens. The species has not been recorded since its discovery in the 1960s despite repeated attempts to locate it.

Population Trend

decreasing

Major Threats

Although it lives in a remote area, logging has apparently been taking place in its range, which could represent a threat to it. There is also pressure on its habitat from expanding small-scale agriculture, and in particular from fruit orchards.

Conservation Actions

It does not occur in any protected area. Further detailed studies are urgently needed to finally determine whether this species is still extant, and to understand if there are any threats to it.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)

Rationale

Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements. This species has not been located during a number of surveys.

Citation

Gabriela Parra-Olea, David Wake, James Hanken 2008. Pseudoeurycea mixcoatl. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T59387A11914398. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T59387A11914398.en

 

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