Thorius aureus Hanken & Wake, 1994
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The species has been noted to have a prominent gold dorsal stripe and a pale venter. The stripe may be solid or interrupted by dark markings. The lateral surfaces have light flecking (Hanken and Wake 1994).
Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Mexico
It is known to be sympatric with T. macdougalli and T. boreas at upper elevations and with T. arboreus at lower elevations (Hanken and Wake 1994).
Hanken, J., Wake, D. B. (1994). ''Five new species of minute salamanders, genus Thorius (Caudata: Plethodontidae), from Northern Oaxaca, Mexico.'' Copeia, 1994(3), 573-590.
Originally submitted by: Cailin O'Connor (first posted 2002-11-25)
Edited by: Meredith Mahoney (2003-02-05)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2003 Thorius aureus: Golden Thorius <https://amphibiaweb.org/species/4202> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Mar 27, 2023.
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