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Thorius infernalis
Atoyac Minute Salamander
family: Plethodontidae
subfamily: Hemidactyliinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Critically Endangered (CR)
CITES No CITES Listing
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

   

 

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bookcover Excerpts from Les Urodèles du Monde, 1st and 2nd editions and more recent updates, by Jean Raffaëlli (©2007, ©2014 by Jean Raffaëlli), used with permission. The 2nd edition of this book is available directly from the author: jean.raffaelli@laposte.net and from this website.

Author: Jean Raffa�lli

Thorius infernalis Hanken, Wake et Freeman, 1999

Tr�s petite esp�ce de la Sierra Madre del Sur occidentale (Guerrero). 1,8 cm SVL. Narine en ellipse, de taille mod�r�e. �il mod�r�, t�te �troite, queue longue, l�g�rement plus longue que le reste du corps, doigts et orteils syndactyles, flancs sombres, bande dorsale p�le de la t�te � la base de la queue, parties ventrales claires avec des marques irr�guli�res, taches blanches sur la r�gion gulaire. Connu de deux sp�cimens de la localit�-type, � 1 140 m, au nord-est d�El Paraiso, Sierra Madre del Sur du centre du Guerrero, sur un versant abrupt pr�s d�un ruisseau, dans une zone de caf�iers non loin d�Atoyac. 32 km2. CR. Cette esp�ce n�a pas �t� retrouv�e depuis
les ann�es 80, malgr� plusieurs recherches.

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 & Range : 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. 32Km².

Conservartion : Critically endangered. This species hasn't been found again since the 1980's, despite several searches.



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