Atoyac Minute Salamander
Author: Jean Raffaï¿½lli
Thorius infernalis Hanken, Wake et Freeman, 1999
Trï¿½s petite espï¿½ce de la Sierra Madre del Sur occidentale (Guerrero). 1,8 cm SVL. Narine en ellipse, de taille modï¿½rï¿½e. ï¿½il modï¿½rï¿½, tï¿½te ï¿½troite, queue longue, lï¿½gï¿½rement plus longue que le reste du corps, doigts et orteils syndactyles, flancs sombres, bande dorsale pï¿½le de la tï¿½te ï¿½ la base de la queue, parties ventrales claires avec des marques irrï¿½guliï¿½res, taches blanches sur la rï¿½gion gulaire. Connu de deux spï¿½cimens de la localitï¿½-type, ï¿½ 1 140 m, au nord-est dï¿½El Paraiso, Sierra Madre del Sur du centre du Guerrero, sur un versant abrupt prï¿½s dï¿½un ruisseau, dans une zone de cafï¿½iers non loin dï¿½Atoyac. 32 km2. CR. Cette espï¿½ce nï¿½a pas ï¿½tï¿½ retrouvï¿½e depuis
ENGLISH TRANSLATION - Julian Wittische
Very small species of the western Sierra Madre del Sur (Guerrero). 1.8cm SVL. The nostril has an oval shape and has a medium size. The head is narrow with medium sized eyes. The tail is slightly longer than the rest of the body. Fingers and toes are syndactyle. Flanks are dark with a light dorsal stripe from the head to the base of the tail. Ventral parts are light with irregular marks, with white spots in the gular area.
Habitat & RangeÂ : It is known from two specimens from the type-locality, at an altitude of 1140m north-east of El Parasio, Sierra Madre del Sur, central Guerrero, on a steep slope near a stream, in an area with coffee plantations, near Atoyac. 32KmÂ².
ConservartionÂ : Critically endangered. This species hasn't been found again since the 1980's, despite several searches.
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