This species is known only from south-east of Puerto del Gallo town, on the slopes of Cerro Teotepec in south-central Guerrero, Mexico, at 3,425m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in moist areas with abundant moss in pine-fir forests. Reproduction is by direct development.
There is very little information; it is known from few specimens. The species has not been recorded since its discovery in the 1960s despite repeated attempts to locate it. It appears to have undergone population declines.
Although it lives in a remote area, logging has apparently been taking place on Cerro Teotepec, and this might constitute a threat to it. There is also pressure on this species' habitat from expanding small-scale agriculture.
It does not occur in any protected areas.
Red List Status
Listed as Endangered, because recent population reductions of greater than 50% have been experienced and these declines are expected to continue within a 10 year, or three generation window.
Gabriela Parra-Olea, David Wake, James Hanken 2008. Pseudoeurycea teotepec. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T59399A11918827. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T59399A11918827.en