Pseudoeurycea mystax

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 near Ayutla, east-central Oaxaca, Mexico, at 2,100m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is a terrestrial inhabitat of pine-oak forest and madroƱo (arbutus forest). It can tolerate some habitat disturbance, as evidenced by the fact that a handful of small populations survive in several tiny fragments of remaining habitat. It breeds by direct development and is not dependent upon water.


It is an uncommon species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threat to this species is the extensive loss of habitat that has taken place due to agriculture, logging and human settlement, and only small fragments of original habitat remain.

Conservation Actions

It is not known from any protected areas, and there is an urgent need for the protection of forested areas near Ayutla. This species is listed as "threatened" (Amenazada) by Mexican law.

Red List Status

Endangered (EN)


Parra-Olea, G. & Wake, D. 2008. Pseudoeurycea mystax. In: IUCN 2014


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